You may think quantum physics has nothing to do with your daily life—but it does. Many of us have heard of the “new paradigm”, but what does this really mean? The old paradigm views the universe as a machine that can be taken apart. Ironically, the continued dissection of matter into parts led to the discovery of quantum particles. These particles, which make up everything in the universe, do not act like a machine and cannot be taken apart. This forms the basis of the new paradigm; that the universe and everything in it is a connected whole. Are you living the new paradigm? Consider for a moment: how are you connected to the rainforest in Brazil?