Programming the Universe
A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos
ISBN10: 1400033861 ISBN13: 9781400033867 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Mar 13 2007 Pages: 237 Weight: 0.54lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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.