7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Boring and even incorrect,
This review is from: Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, from Our Brains to Black Holes (Hardcover)
The author mistakes clarity for verbosity and in the end I don't know what is he trying to tell us.
The subtitle says that information science can provide a different view of everything. Instead of telling us what is this view, we are forced first to go first through the usual typical topics in popular science: a oversimplified explanation of quantum physics, relativity, what is entropy, etc.
When the time comes to cover the specific topics of the book, quantum computing is explained very fast, and without clarity. Regarding the implications to the "cosmos", the author first adheres to the "decoherence" interpretation of quantum mechanics, and a few chapters later he bases the reasoning in the "multiple worlds" interpretation, which he takes seriously and claims that is "rapidly becoming the favorite of physicists" [sic]. He should be better informed.
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