Reality hides when no one is watching

Solipsists the world over are grinning with uneasy and paranoiac triumph after hearing the news that a group of Austrian physicists have asserted that, according to the best evidence available from quantum physics, reality as we know it doesn’t actually exist if there’s no one (or nothing) observing it. I’ll freely admit that this is probably pure journalistic overstatement of the genuine facts, but I for one don’t have the PhD that would allow me to know that for certain – and besides, it confirms something that I’ve secretly always felt to be not just true but self-evident. You are all figments of my imagination, you see, and I can make you all disappear just by clicking shut this wi* [Error Type: 500 – connection terminated.]