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“The truth is, everyone is confused by quantum physics.”
David Walton, Superposition
“He should call it Oronzi’s Law: Any sufficiently-advanced intelligence will be indistinguishable from insanity.”
David Walton, Supersymmetry
“I guess if you’re smart enough, you can do and say what you like and people just call you eccentric. It’s like being old.”
“Or rich,” Alex said.”
David Walton, Supersymmetry
“You are so hot,” I said.
“How hot?” she asked, toying with the hem of the shirt.
“Ionising radiation hot,” I said. “Neutral pion decay hot.”
Elena snorted. “You’re such a romantic,” she said.”
David Walton, Superposition
“I wasn’t sure how I felt about there being another me sharing space in the universe. Would I even like myself?”
David Walton, Superposition
“You’re here. You’re real. Embrace that person you were, and make sure you have reason to like the person you’re becoming. The past you can’t change. The future is what matters.”
David Walton, Supersymmetry
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“The universe is a quantum computer. Since you can simulate any set of particle interactions with a quantum computer made of the same number of particles, then there’s no practical difference between the universe and a quantum computer simulating the universe.”
David Walton, Supersymmetry
“We were treating light like it was just another thing quintessence could produce. But that’s not right. Light is quintessence in its purest form.” “Like the stars?” “Exactly. A void is a conduit to nothing, the absence of matter or energy. A star, or a Shekinah flatworm, is a conduit to another place, to the source of life and energy.”
David Walton, Quintessence
“A person is not the same as a toaster.”
David Walton, Superposition
“People tend to romanticise consciousness, as if it’s something spiritual. It’s just a word we use to describe complexity.”
David Walton, Superposition
“That’s the concept of superposition,” Jean said. “Being in more than one place, or more than one state, at the same time.”
David Walton, Superposition


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