Information: The New Language of Science
Confronting us at every turn, flowing from every imaginable source, information defines our era--and yet what we don't know about it could--and does--fill a book. In this indispensable volume, a primer for the information age, Hans Christian von Baeyer presents a clear description of what information is, how concepts of its measurement, meaning, and transmission evolved,...more
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My dad is a disciple of Everett, so this was a fun lil foray from the multiverse interpretation. QBism st ...more
Which wasn't what I was expecting from an out-of-print hardback tome by a serious physicist - particularly with that grand title - but still: nice. In fact it's hard to imagine anyone writing out these first steps any friendlier (ok, maybe Ben Orlin ...more
I was glad to see the 'Marilyn Vos Savant problem' explained in a correct and clear manner as well as other counter intuitive probability outcomes.
I don't agree with his belief that the history of physics gives us hope that what information 'Is' will be explained. Tell that to those concerned with " What is consciousness ? "
It is for this reason that it gets 4 stars ...more
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