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. Decoding Reality (paperback). “In Decoding Reality, Vlatko Vedral offers a mind- stretching look at the deepest questions about the universe–where everything.

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He explains the nature of information, the idea of entropy, and the roots of this thinking in thermodynamics. Looking at the world through the focused lens of Shannon information and information theory gives us insight into complex systems.

He also holds a professorship in Physics at the National University of Singapore. Views Read Edit View vlatko vedral decoding reality. To ensure the DNA integrity is fully preserved, Nature uses 4 bit coding… but, the Reader will say, Okay, but this is all known. That isn’t to say the theory is crap, but rather that I hope we can make vlatko vedral decoding reality down this new pathway of interpreting Einstein’s relativity from a thermodynamic perspective – as this is, as i understand it, really where the potential is for this exciting and hotly contested new theory.

Many concepts are much easier to illustrate if done geometrically. As for me, it is worth to read to those who want to understand quantum information more. I also found that some of the easy parts are a little bit long, while the hardest topics do not have enough support material. Anyways, he’s a very successful scientist and wrote this book with good vlatko vedral decoding reality and vlatko vedral decoding reality. Listing and addressing them all would be exhausting, but I will say that he This is the second book I’ve read in which the author tries to explain nearly everything in terms of a single principle well, I’m still plowing through Stephen Wolfram’s A New Kind of Scienceso technically, this is the first of the two I’ve finished.

We are all transient patterns of information, passing on the recipe for vlatko vedral decoding reality basic forms to future generations using a four-letter digital code called DNA.

He tied it into quantum information theory quite well. Vedral provides extremely accessible introductions to Shannon’s information theory, Botlzmann’s entropy, Maxwell’s Demon, the holographic principle, quantum computing which was particularly excellent and simplified for the interested readerand more. Books by Vlatko Vedral.


Oxford Landmark Science books are ‘must-read’ classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think. I was hoping this book would, in addition to introducing the history and current understanding of information theory, give more of a summary of his own work.

Unlike other authors who get caught up in philosophical arguments that frustrate a great number of readers, Vedral’s perspective is always quite solid and easy to follow.

Vedral believes information is decoing fundamental building block of reality realitg it occurs at the macro level economics, human behaviour etc. How do you make your first million dollars?

Fantastic science, a little confusing at times, but you can read the author’s passion for the subject through the pages and that leaves vlatko vedral decoding reality pretty hooked. This book sounded great although I was a bit put off by the ‘Key points’ sections that end each chapter.

vlatko vedral decoding reality

These are enduring information carriers that will survive wear and tear of the individual by producing copies that can vlatko vedral decoding reality turn go on to produce more copies. Seeing as the laws are realiyt 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 decoidng to cause it to exist.

Gauging What’s Real Richard Healey. Vedral examines information theory vlatko vedral decoding reality proposes information as the most vevral building block of reality. Vedral argues that information is the only candidate for such a building block that can explain its own existence as information generates additional information that needs to be compressed thus generating more information.

He argues what a useful framework this is for viewing all natural and physical phenomena. He went beyond Shannon to Quantum Information.

Vlatko Vedral is one of the key researchers in quantum science. The answers he considers are exhilarating, drawing upon the work of distinguished physicist John Wheeler.

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Quantum entanglement demonstrates the importance of mutual information in defining outcomes in a reality. 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 vlatko vedral decoding reality role of indeterminism in rrality universe.


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It also includes a layman’s introduction to: The content is vedrzl clearly, and the author’s writing style is enjoyable. He argues on behalf of Verlinde, vedrzl gravity is the result of the information possessed or associated with the location and interaction between bodies with mass and surface area.

Information has an log inverse relationship with vlatko vedral decoding reality. Vedral does vlatko vedral decoding reality pretty good job of distilling vlatko vedral decoding reality hugely complex subject in a readable book. Feb 08, Ian Kemp rated it did not like it. Some examples work very well in this regard, for example a card game and vlatkl on it taken from an Italo Calvino-story.

The building blocks of everything in the universe are information, be it physical matter, biological DNAor social. This book is written for the lay reader. Seth Lloyd Programming The Universe 11, First is that we as humans have a very limited imagination and whichever medium we use to understand the world – vlafko it science, religion, philosophy, or art -we will end up exploting the same limited set of ideas available to us.

Computing with Cells Pierluigi Frisco. A nice book for a reader in search of a introduction to some basic information theory and quantum mechanics, a bad book for a vlatko vedral decoding reality that searches for the answer to everything sic! Now, the biggest kick I got out of this book was the reaction of a “philosopher” by the name of Edward Feser, who seems to firmly believe that physics and philosophy are non-overlapping magisteria not his words, though vlatko vedral decoding reality, taking offense when Vedral waxes philosophical.

Vlatko Vedral acknowledges that the fundamental randomness of quantum phenomena sets a se This book by the Professor of Quantum Information Science at Oxford attempts to subsume the entire visible universe under information theory.

However, the metaphysical garbage mixed with lvatko to eastern religion really is disgusting!