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    In the modern view that has gained traction

    Does "that" refer to "Then you, too, could take advantage of the marvels of quantum mechanics, such as being in two places at once"?

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    Wouldn’t it be nice to be an electron? Then you, too, could take advantage of the marvels of quantum mechanics, such as being in two places at once—very handy for juggling the competing demands of modern life. Alas, physicists have long spoiled the fantasy by saying that quantum mechanics applies only to microscopic things.
    Yet that is a myth. In the modern view that has gained traction in the past decade, you don’t see quantum effects in everyday life not because you are big, per se, but because those effects are camouflaged by their own sheer complexity. They are there if you know how to look, and physicists have been realizing that they show up in the macroscopic world more than they thought. “The standard arguments may be too pessimistic as to the survival of quantum effects,” says Nobel laureate physicist Anthony Leggett of the University of Illinois.
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    Re: In the modern view that has gained traction

    No. 'That' refers back to 'the modern view' . The modern view is that 'you don’t see quantum effects in everyday life not because you are big, per se, but because those effects are camouflaged by their own sheer complexity'.
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