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Author Deutsch, David, 1953-

Title The fabric of reality : the science of parallel universes-- and its implications / David Deutsch.

Published New York : Allen Lane, [1997]


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Physical description x, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-[369]) and index.
Contents 1. The Theory of Everything -- 2. Shadows -- 3. Problem-solving -- 4. Criteria for Reality -- 5. Virtual Reality -- 6. Universality and the Limits of Computation -- 7. A Conversation About Justification -- 8. The Significance of Life -- 9. Quantum Computers -- 10. The Nature of Mathematics -- 11. Time: The First Quantum Concept -- 12. Time Travel -- 13. The Four Strands -- 14. The Ends of the Universe.
Summary For scientists and lay readers alike, this complete and rational synthesis of disciplines offers a new, optimistic message about existence. Deutsch discusses, demystifies and connects such topics as quantum computers; the physics of time travel; the comprehensibility of nature and the physical limits of virtual reality; the significance of human life; and the ultimate fate of the universe. Charts & figures throughout.
Subject Reality.
Physics -- Philosophy.
ISBN 0713990619 (alk. paper)