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Title Is the universe a hologram? : scientists answer the most provocative questions / [interviews by] Adolfo Plasencia ; foreword by Tim O'Reilly.
Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]
Description xxviii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 500 I
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Foreword / by Tim O'Reilly -- How this book came about -- Powerful ideas dealt with in the book -- I. The physical world. Quantum physics takes free will into account / Ignacio Cirac -- Unifying particle physics with the cosmology of the primordial universe / José Bernabéu -- For exoplanets, anything is possible / Sara Seager -- From Casimir forces to black-body radiation : quantum and thermal fluctuations / Alejandro W. Rodriguez -- The challenge of climate change / Mario J. Molina -- Graphene and its "family" : the finest materials ever to exist / Pablo Jarillo-Herrero -- The laws of thermodynamics tell you what is and what is not possible / Avelina Corma -- Wisdom hewn in ancient stones / John Ochsendorf -- Galileo programme : planning uncertainty and imagining the possible and the impossible / Javier Benedicto -- Looking forward in architecture by looking back / Yung Ho Chang -- The seamless coupling of bits and atoms / Hiroshi Ishii --
II. Information. Convergence culture : where old and new media collide / Henry Jenkins -- The logic of physics versus the logic of computer science / Bebo White -- The pillars of MIT : innovation, radical meritocracy, and open knowledge / Hal Abelson -- We need algorithms that can make explicit what is implicit / Bernardo Cuenca Grau -- The emergence of a nonbiological intelligence / Michail Bietsas -- Remembering our future : the frontier of search technologies / Ricardo Baeza-Yates -- The challenge of the open dissemination of knowledge, distributed intelligence, and information technology / Anne Margulies -- Technology is something to make the world a better place / Tim O'Reilly -- Encryption as a human right / David Casacuberta -- Order in cyberspace can only be maintained with a combination of ethics and technology / John Perry Barlow -- The free software paradigm and the hacker ethic / Richard Stallman --
III. Intelligence. "Affective computing" is not an oxymoron / Rosalind W. Picard -- Mind, brain, and behavior / Alvaro Pascual-Leone -- MIT collaborative innovation : it takes >2 to tango / Israel Ruiz -- Mind over matter : brain-machine interfaces / Jose M. Carmena -- We want robots to see and understand the world / Antonio Torralba -- Between caves : from Plato to the brain through the Internet / Javier Echeverria -- There will be no end of work / Paul Osterman -- A smart mob is not necessarily a wise mob / Howard Rheingold -- Measuring the intelligence of everything / José Hernández-Orallo -- Touching the soul of Michelangelo / Gianluigi Colalucci -- IV. Epilogue. Geometry of a multidimensional universe : weightless art and the painting of the void / José María Yturralde.
Summary Conversations with scientists, conducted by a veteran science writer, addressing such issues as intelligence, consciousness, global warming, energy, changing the past, and even the philosophical curveball, "Is the universe a hologram?"
Subject Science -- Miscellanea.
Science. (OCoLC)fst01108176
Genre Miscellanea. (OCoLC)fst01423854
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Addl. Author Plasencia, Adolfo, interviewer, author.
O'Reilly, Tim, writer of foreword.
Related To Online version: Is the universe a hologram? Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017] 9780262339292 (OCoLC)986227801
ISBN 0262036010 (hardcover) :
9780262036016 (hardcover) :

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