Quantum genius

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Our congratulations to David Deutsch, who’s just won the $100,000 Edge of Computation Prize. The physicist credited as the inspiration behind today’s quantum computing pioneers, he gave a stunning talk at David1TEDGLOBAL in Oxford this year, which included two minutes in complete darkness… his vivid description of a "typical" place in the universe where the human eye would not be able to detect a single star or galaxy.  His book The Fabric of Reality is a mind-bending read that may just convince you that we are part of a ‘multiverse’ made up countless parallel universes.

btw, if you don’t know about Edge, you should. John Brockman’s site is home to many great TED speakers and some of the best intellectual conversation on the internet.