Sunday, March 19, 2006

Programming the Universe

As I have posted earlier, the MIT quantum computer scientist Seth Lloyd has just published a new work called 'Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos' - a book that explains the origins of how our universe operates as a super quantum computer.

In a recent interview, Seth Lloyd was quoted as saying:

What is the universe computing when we are not hijacking it for our own purposes?
It computes itself. It computes the flow of orange juice as you drink it, or the position of each atom in your cells.

Um, how many times have you seen The Matrix?

Sadly, only once. In The Matrix, what you see is fake - a simulation of bits - which is only a facade of what is real beneath it. But our universe is a simulation so exact that it is indistinguishable from the real thing. Our universe is one big honking quantum ­mech­anical computer."

So...more mainstream science is now accepting and discussing both quantum and holographic understandings of our physical universe. What's next - the acceptance of consciousness prior to matter?

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