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The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes and Its Implications

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For David Deutsch, a young physicist of unusual originality, quantum theory contains our most fundamental knowledge of the physical world. Taken literally, it implies that there are many universes “parallel” to the one we see around us. This multiplicity of universes, according to Deutsch, turns out to be the key to achieving a new worldview, one which synthesizes the theories of evolution, computation, and knowledge with quantum physics. Considered jointly, these four strands of explanation reveal a unified fabric of reality that is both objective and comprehensible, the subject of this daring, challenging book. The Fabric of Reality explains and connects many topics at the leading edge of current research and thinking, such as quantum computers (which work by effectively collaborating with their counterparts in other universes), the physics of time travel, the comprehensibility of nature and the physical limits of virtual reality, the significance of human life, and the ultimate fate of the universe. Here, for scientist and layperson alike, for philosopher, science-fiction reader, biologist, and computer expert, is a startlingly complete and rational synthesis of disciplines, and a new, optimistic message about existence.

Synopsis:

Deutsch's pioneering and accessible book integrates recent advances in theoretical physics and computer science to explain and connect many topics at the leading edge of current research and thinking, such as quantum computers, and physics of time travel, and the ultimate fate of the universe.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-[369]) and index.

About the Author

David Deutsch, internationally acclaimed for his seminal publications on quantum computation, is a member of the Quantum Computation and Cryptography Research Group at the Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. The Theory of Everything

2. Shadows

3. Problem-solving

4. Criteria for Reality

5. Virtual Reality

6. Universality and the Limits of Computation

7. A Conversation about Justification

8. The Significance of Life

9. Quantum Computers

10. The Nature of Mathematics

11. Time: The First Quantum Concept

12. Time Travel

13. The Four Strands

14. The Ends of the Universe

Bibliography

Index

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A must read for what is up front in science today. Leading edge thinking.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140275414
Author:
Deutsch, David
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Reality
Subject:
Cosmogony
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.99x5.35x.96 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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