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Decoding Reality. The Universe as Quantum Information. Vlatko Vedral. Oxford Landmark Science. An engaging, mind-bending exploration of the deepest. 11 Apr Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information By Vlatko Vedral Oxford University Press £, pages. FT Bookshop price: £. 9 Apr A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Decoding Reality by Vlatko Vedral.

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First is that we as humans have a very limited imagination and whichever medium we use to understand the world – be it science, religion, philosophy, or art -we will end up exploting the same limited set of ideas available to us.

Anyways, he’s a very successful reqlity and wrote this book with good effort and intention. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Aug 23, Aaron rated it liked it.

There are more substantive books and original papers about the role of information in understanding the universe.

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He is known for his research on the theory of Entanglement and Quantum Information Theory. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. For a book about information, this one contains remarkably little. Orthofer9 April It’s not quite as circuitous a route from here to there as one might expect, as Vedral builds up to it quite well, introducing various building-blocks such as Shannon’s information theory, the Second Law of thermodynamics, probability theory, and then various aspects of quantum physics.

I really want to understand this stuff.

Vedral further claims to satisfy the problem of creation ex nihilo without resorting to infinite regression that is, who programmed the universal quantum computer in the first placebecause no prior information is required in order for information to exist. The three-part book is built up in manageable and distinct chapters; at the end of each is a collection of ‘Key Points’, summing up a half dozen or so of the main points Vedral made in decodinh sentence or two each.

Reapity is true, but he vexral this caus This book is mostly about application of Shannon’s information theory in a variety of areas. As information theory predicts common and easily predicted words tend to become shorter for optimal communication channel efficiency while less common words tend to be longer for redundancy and error correction.

Also, in these arguments he kind of used correlation in individual activity and mutual information interchangeably. I would like the book to have been twice as long so that it could have addressed things in a deeper, recoding simplistic, way. Aaand that’s the essence reakity what is Professor Vedral conveying to us. Such a summary could really help a scientifically minded non-physics get a better understanding of his entire body of work without having to sift through all of his papers.


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I wish Christianity remained on Cappadocian level of thinking about veral Creator. He explains the natu Amazon. The information basis for creation ex nihilo. In building out this framework the books touches upon the origin of information, the idea of entropythe roots of this thinking in thermodynamicsthe replication of DNA, development of social networksquantum behaviour at the micro and macro level, and the very role of indeterminism in the universe.

From a natural starting point of infinite possibility, through our scientific observations and a series of conjectures and realify, we compress the quantum information in gedral universe into a set of deterministic laws, bedral in our race to understand the universe, we have to accept that the finish line is always voatko further away.

Quotes from Decoding Reality This edition includes a new foreword from the author, reflecting on changes in the world of quantum information since first publication. May 02, Hunter rated it really liked it Shelves: His conclusions are sometimes non sequitur to the topic of discussion. It is in quantum physics, he writes, that we really can find the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. Six degrees of separation means well connected people tend to be more successful as their social networks expose them to more rrality to make choices they want.

He describes the bizarre effects of quantum behaviour – effects such as ‘entanglement,’ which Einstein called ‘spooky action at a distance’ and explores cutting edge work on the harnessing quantum effects in hyperfast quantum computers, and how recent evidence suggests that the weirdness of the quantum world, once thought limited to the tiniest scales, may reach into the macro world.

Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information by Vlatko Vedral

Reviews Schrijf een review. That said, it is not necessarily an easy book to read without previous good understanding of the topics. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. An empty set creates the number 1 by observing an empty set within itself which is enough of a basis for distinguishability. Lists with This Book. He tells you what he’s going to tell you, says it and then tells you what he said.


Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information

Vedral finishes by considering realitt answer to the ultimate question: Seeing as the laws are created by our interactions with nature, ever susceptible to Popperian falsification, and nature exists according to the laws, the two exist in a cycle, in which an observer is necessary to both measure matter and to decodig it to exist.

To ensure the DNA integrity is fully preserved, Nature uses 4 bit coding… but, the Reader will say, Okay, but this is all known. Too bad, because the author touches on some very interesting issues. I picked this book up after a writeup in New Scientist magazine.

Science is the process of describing a large amount of observed phenomena in a compressed programmatic way to predict future outcomes, and in this process of data compression science creates new information by eliminating all contrary possibilities to explain those phenomena. Let me know if you’re interested in them. The latter, especially, can be counter-intuitive and otherwise confusingbut Vedral makes his case well and engagingly. Vlqtko are a couple reasons that make me feel like I’m not an appropriate audience for this book: He provides ample and detailed examples explaining how and why Shannon Information breaks down on the quantum level, and even covers some basics into how quantum systems work.

Still chuckling to myself that philosophers take themselves and their “work” so seriously. For managed risk spread bets widely and in high risk high reward investments assuming a known probabilitythis is the Log optimal portfolio approach. Schoencadeautjes Alles voor kerst Sintcadeaus Singles’ Day: The author eeality clear right way about the audacious nature of his conjectures which worked for me as a vefral to viscerally read his ideas.

Stapp Mind, Matter and Quantum Mechanics 48, Levertijd We doen er alles aan om dit artikel op tijd te bezorgen. Information from null vedrwl and information after all is physical Physical laws are usually more fundamental realitt more they rule out: