Decoding reality : the universe as quantum information / Vlatko Vedral
- Vedral, Vlatko
- Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- x, 229 pages ; 23 cm
- Creation ex nihilo : something from nothing -- Information for all seasons -- Back to basics : bits and pieces -- Digital romance : life is a four-letter word -- Murphy's Law : I knew this would happen to me -- Place your bets A: in it to win it -- Social informatics : get connected or die tryin' -- Quantum schmuntum : lights, camera, action! -- Surfing the waves : hyper-fast computers -- Children of the aimless chance : randomness versus determinism -- Sand reckoning : whose information is it, anyway? -- Destruction ab toto : nothing from something.
- "In this engaging and mind-stretching account, Vlatko Vedral considers some of the deepest questions about the universe and considers the implications of interpreting it in terms of information. He explains the nature of information, the idea of entropy, and the roots of this thinking in thermodynamics. 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."--From publisher description.
- 9780199237692 (hc.) and 0199237697 (hc.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -225) and index.
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