Programming the Universe

A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos
Author(s): Seth Lloyd
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Mar 14, 2006
Product Number: EB00169656
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307264718
Publisher: Vintage
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Is the universe actually a giant quantum computer? According to Seth Lloyd, the answer is yes. All interactions between particles in the universe, Lloyd explains, convey not only energy but also information–in other words, particles not only collide, they compute. What is the entire universe computing, ultimately? "Its own dynamical evolution," he says. "As the computation proceeds, reality unfolds." Programming the Universe, a wonderfully accessible book, presents an original and compelling vision of reality, revealing our world in an entirely new light.