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Isaac Asimov’s ‘The Last Question’

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The Last Question is perhaps Isaac Asimov‘s most famous short story. First published in 1956, it concerns the evolution through time of Multivac, a super computer which begins as a sort of giant problem solving internet and, over billions of years, evolves into a godlike intelligence permeating the entire universe. The early Multivacs predict Google […]

Brian Greene – The Illusion of Time

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Brian Greene‘s excellent 2011 adaptation of his book, the Fabric of the Cosmos, resulted in a 4-part series for PBS Nova. In this episode he explores the mysteries and paradoxes of time. Atomic clocks are now so accurate they won’t lose a second in more than 100 million years, but while clocks can tell us […]

The World As Hologram

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Is the entire universe a hologram? Leonard Susskind, one of the fathers of string theory, takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics in this captivating lecture. Susskind is one of the most widely respected and original physicists working in the world today.  He independently originated string theory in the late 1960s and famously […]