A volcanic breakthrough in quantum theory

A volcanic breakthrough in quantum theory seems likely to evolve from the following two publications.  Neither paper, however, deals with quanta feedback loops.

Álvaro M. Alhambra, Jonathan Oppenheim, Christopher Perry. Fluctuating States: What is the Probability of a Thermodynamical Transition? Physical Review X, 2016; 6 (4) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.6.041016

Álvaro M. Alhambra, Lluis Masanes, Jonathan Oppenheim, Christopher Perry. Fluctuating Work: From Quantum Thermodynamical Identities to a Second Law Equality. Physical Review X, 2016; 6 (4) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.6.041017