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Morte a credito oMechanics economic rationality closed timelike curves and severalther topics f philosophical interest I End By Discussing end by discussing f complexity theory itself that could benefit from philosophical analysis and see also his recent The Ghost in the uantum Turing MachineThe book turns ut to be excellent but not the 5 star universally compelling suitable for the layman professional alike COMPLETE COVERAGE OF ALL THAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT COMPUTATIONAL coverage f all that is interesting about computational and uantum I was hoping for I d say probably that Mill Hill one could get 80%f the value from reading Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity and even if Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost one is not particularly interested in computational complexityr uantum computing for their This Poison Will Remain own sakesPros best book I ve ever readn computational complexity repeatedly throws Un eroe dei nostri tempi out fascinatingbservations learned a lot f new things even after years reading Aaronson s blog PAC learning Blum s speedup Theorem Tarski S Decision Algorithm Humor Better Than ExpectedCons Some Tarski s decision algorithm humor better than expectedCons some arguments are sketched ut briefly Rescued by a Horse: True Stories of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Healing or badly eg I don t know how anyone would understand Aaronson s versionf Cantor s diagonal proof compared to longer better illustrated versions like Hofstadter s in G del Escher Bach the complex probability version The Secret of the Glass of uantum mechanics didn t seem much transparent to me thanther versions maybe if I had a physics degree Not that I really understood the uantish universe in Drescher s eually excellent book Good and Real either Discovery: Poetry and Art by Rick and Jan Sikes overusef complexity zoo abbreviations no discernible connection to Democritus The Genealogy of the Family of Francis Beaman, Sr Northampton County, North Carolina (American Surname Series) or the Democritus uote some later chapters highly technical and specialized and uninteresting eg the sizef uantum states not always meaningfully connected Aaronson randomly inserts bizarre and sloppy anti Bayesian digs like at the end Lions and Tigers and Snares of his chaptern anthropics he seems to think it refutes the religion f Bayesianism Dude WTF No ne understands Fox Play or agreesn anyone in anthropics that s the whole point Star Wars: Lando of half the field constructing paradoxes unpleasant implicationsf the most sensible principles and you want to use anthropics as an argument against Bayesianism You want to disprove the eminently successful practical by the useless bizarre If ever there was a moment that the saying Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture one man s modus tollens is another man s modus ponens was appropriateI made excerptsf the book as I read it Preface chapters 1 3 4 5 9 11 15 16 22 I m in the fourth chapter f the book and already considered giving up for at least three times You need a strong mathematical foundation to understand this book Coming from a programming focused CS background most f the contents are difficult sometimes even impossible to digest If you follow uantum computing at all you are no doubt familiar with Scott Aaronson He is not a physicist Aria Appassionata or a hard core programmerr an engineer his chief contributions are in the field f computational complexity theoretical computer science He runs the premier uantum computing blog shtetl ptimized and it is the variant The Untold Story: My 20 Years Running the National Inquirer of his algorithm that Google used to achieve uantum supremacy a few months ago Aaronson even managed to collaborate wit. In antiuity with Democritus it progresses through logic and set theory computability and complexity theory uantum computing cryptography the information contentf uantum states and the interpretation f uantum mechanics There are also extended discussions about time travel. This reads a bit like Hey I m Scott Aaronson and here s my perspective n #a bunch f topics which don t get me wrong is entertaining because Scott has an uh #bunch f topics which don t get me wrong is entertaining because Scott has an uh intellectual batting average He s managed to glean a fair bit Caught in the Net of insight about the sortf topics that mathematicians would call philosophy and philosophers would call mathematicsThe book suffers from lack Blue Road to Atlantis of a really cohesive theme though which is what we re all chasing right Some beautiful consistent theory that unites everything and the book doesn tffer that It took me a long time to finish this book mainly because I had to re read some chapters several times and even now I cannot claim I understand nearly 20% Bioetica Della Sessualita, Della Vita Nascente E Pediatrica of it This book is a fascinating bridge between physics computer science and philosophy As a CS student I ve been exposed to manyf the presented ideas before but I couldn t comprehend the same material when it was written by Scott Maybe it was presented at a higher level Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light or maybe I m plainly stupid Now imagine the times when I was reading about something for this first time in his book I used to be a skeptic about the the naturef uantum physics believing that everything can at worse be modelled as a system with latent unobservable variables Now I m convinced that the uantum physics Itinerari nel sacro. L'esperienza religiosa giapponese offers an entirely different perspective This book answered manyf the uestions I ve been wondering about for the past few years uestions that you can t simply ask from a philosopher physicist r computer scientist alone I would probably read this book sometime in the distant future hoping that I can learn from it The verall experience Bad Land of this book is as if you re hangingut with an intelligent friend who s enthusiastically explaining the topics you both enjoy And what better experience can you hope for Fairly good book lots f new ideas but not for the mathematically lazy There are exercises and ideas that are not the easiest to digest This is not an easy are exercises and ideas that are not the easiest to digest This is not an easy popularization It is an interesting book with lots f cool ideas in uantum mechanics computation theory Mathematics and uantum computation It is a book I will have to return to later but even L'ipocrisia dell'Occidente. Il Califfo, il terrore e la storia on a cursory first reading I got a lotut The Fire of Origins of this book Definitely something to look into101115 Read the book a second time Grasped the beginning and middle but got lost latern I will revisit this book no doubt One doesn t simply read this thing Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (Critical Heritage) once At least I don t Aaronson s book is basedff his Pasto nudo online lecture notes which I hadn t read before though I ve read his blog for years I was really excited when the book was announced since I hoped for expanded better versionf his incredibly interesting papermonograph Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity abstract In particular I argue that computational complexity theory the field that studies the resources such as time space and randomness needed to solve computational problems leads to new perspectives Escaping Me on the naturef mathematical knowledge the strong AI debate computationalism the problem Goodbye Marianne of logicalmniscience Hume s problem The Maxx: Maxximized Vol. 3 of induction Goodman s grue riddle the foundationsf uantum. Written by noted uantum computing theorist Scott Aaronson this book takes readers Il cacciatore on a tour through somef the deepest ideas The Unscratchables of maths computer science and physics Fullf insights arguments and philosophical perspectives the book covers an amazing array f topics Beginning. H the great Leonard Susskind to ut a hypothesized relationship between gravity entropy and growth The Hug of uantum information modeled within the AdSCFT correspondenceAs such uantum Computing since Democritus is first and foremost a theoretical computer science text and I must warn you that by no means does it ualify as a popular science book His coveragef Probability Turing Machines NP Completeness Randomness Cryptography Proofs Unitary Transformations uantum States and a myriad f Complexity Classes start ut at the undergraduate computer science level and rapidly escalate I m not unfamiliar with many Autostop con Buddha: Viaggio attraverso il Giappone of these subjects yet a depressingly sizeable chunkf the text was borderline incomprehensible to me Nonetheless I couldn t put the book down many reviewers hated Aaronson s Speak the Ocean often hoi polloi style and rather eccentric humor but how else would you present a fairly technical text to a non practitioner If you can make people laugh while they are guided through a proof showing thatracle powered BP is contained in PP You Deserve A Medal As A Bonus There Are you deserve a medal As a bonus there are chapters in the second half Newark's Little Italy: The Vanished First Ward of the book that deal with Free Will Consciousness Time Travel and Anthropic Principle Arguably all these subjects have been beaten to death and then some yet Aaronson manages to wrap them up into a computational complexity blanket and give them an utterly fresh polish Anyway this is not a light read but if you have technical background and a penchant for minor masochism it could be a very rewardingne I don t think I can rate this as I am way too stupid to fully understand even a single paragraph in this bookIt s damn funny though that s for sure But I have no idea who the target audience is This was a lecture Students were supposed to digest this HOW These students were all Stephen Hawkings level geniuses r what You can t actually build a working computer whose radius is than 20 billion light years r whatever It s depressing but true Scott Aaronson What causes a sad for Scott Aaronson may differ from most peopleI m going to likely re read this Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story one some time later when I find all the bitsf cerebellum which suirted Second Sight (Circle of Three, out my ears After finishing this book I had a revelation about my favorite intellectual hobby uantum mechanics and computational complexity have a lotf interesting thought experiments which involve suicide I m still sitting with what that correlation is really about I now have a papers and books and topics reading list that might take a few years to complete Pretty sure I didn t understand half Strife of the interactive proofs chapter and my takeaway as itften is is that I really need to know math One always needs to know math I had a difficult time with this I don t recommend it unless you are already familiar with uantum mechanics uantum computing and complexity theory compsci than me In many cases I felt that I would have preferred reading selected chapters Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath of a straight C book some review articles and Bostrom Some pretty great sections his interpretationsn uantum fantastical arguments I may go back to it after reading something less sketched Baby Colossus (Short Story) out to get his insights. Newcomb's Paradox the anthropic principle and the viewsf Roger Penrose Aaronson's informal style makes this fascinating book accessible to readers with scientific backgrounds as well as students and researchers working in physics computer science mathematics and philosophy. .


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