When your friends (are they really friends?) suggest that you’re spending more time with IT and computers than you should be, you’ll soon be able to answer them back that everything is really a computer, or part of one, so there’s no alternative.
Coming in March is a book by Seth Lloyd, a professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, called Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos (Knopf, ISBN 1400040922 / also available now as an e-book). As the title suggests, Lloyd shows how the universe is in fact a computer. Here’s an excerpt (via . . . [more]