Programming The Universe

Author: Seth Lloyd
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446475875
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IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE BIT... The universe is made of bits of information and it has been known for more than a century that every piece of the the universe - every electron, atom and molecule - registers these bits and that information. It is only in the last years, however, with the discovery and development of quantum computers, that scientists have gained a fundamental understanding of just how that information is registered and processed. Building on recent breakthroughs in quantum computation, Seth Lloyd shows how the universe itself is a giant computer. Every atom and elementary particle stores these bits, and every collision between those atoms and particles flips the bits into a new arrangement and effortlessly spins out beautiful and complex systems, including galaxies, planets and life itself. But every computer needs a program, the set of instructions that tell it what patterns to create. Where did the bits come from that tell the universe to create its magnificent complexity? Who - or what - is programming the universe?

Programming The Human Biocomputer

Author: John C. Lilly
Editor: Ronin Publishing
ISBN: 9781579511395
Size: 19,48 MB
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The parallels between the human brain and computers is easy to see today. But in the 1950’s when John Lilly developed his theory of the human biocomputer, this was a dramatic new way of viewing humans. Much like a driver can step out of the car, we are not our biocomputer. The Self is something far greater and more mysterious. Rooted in his extensive knowledge of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy and electronics and developed through personal experimentation in the sensory isolation tank which he invented, Lilly presents a method for learning to manipulate—to drive the bio-robot, which is our vehicle here on Earth. robots. This manual shows how to step out of the mind-body and find out who we really are.

Programming The Impossible Challenge

Author: B. Walraet
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483295885
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In its modern form, the computer is only about 40 years old. And so is the job of the computer programmer. This book is a critical history of programming, written to give programmers and analysts in the commercial application field a more pragmatic insight into the background of their profession. It tells the story of why the technology evolved as it did, and how Fifth Generation techniques are already changing the situation. As well as charting the real advances and the passing fashions, this unusual book looks at the situation in perspective, drawing some sad and maybe surprising conclusions while discussing questions such as ``Is programming a job for human beings?'' ``Is it High Noon for the world of programming?''

Programming The World With Philosophy

Author: N. Ferreira Keith N. Ferreira
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440162840
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Programming the World with Philosophy is a book that encourages the masses to expropriate philosophy from academia, because with philosophy, especially postmodern minimalist philosophy, a world-class education for each member of the masses is within reach. See http: //

Programming With Turing And Object Oriented Turing

Author: Peter Grogono
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146124238X
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The programming language Thring is Damed for the British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Mathison 'lUring (1912-1954). Thring's contributions to computer science began in 1936, when he published a landmark paper on the limits of mechanical computation. The mathematical model introduced in the paper is now known as a unuing machine" and forms the basis of the modern theory of computability. During World War II, Thring played an important role in the design of the Colossus, an electronic machine that deciphered. coded messages. In 1951, he proposed a test, now called the Thring test, to answer the question: Can a machine think? Today, the most distinguished award given by the world's largest association for computing professionals, the Association for Computing Machinery, is called the Thring Award. The programming language Thring was designed by Richard C. Holt and James R. Cordy at the University of Toronto as a first language for computer science courses. Thring is a practical language suited to general-purpose applications.


Author: Derrick Jensen
Editor: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609801288
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Jensen's furthest-reaching book yet, Dreams challenges the "destructive nihilism" of writers like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris who believe that there is no reality outside what can be measured using the tools of science. He introduces the mythologies of ancient cultures and modern indigenous peoples as evidence of alternative ways of understanding reality, informed by thinkers such as American Indian writer Jack Forbes, theologian and American Indian rights activist Vine Deloria, Shaman Martin Prechtel, Dakota activist and scholar Waziyatawin, and Okanagan Indian writer Jeannette Armstrong. He draws on the wisdom of Dr. Paul Staments, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, sociologist Stanley Aronowitz, who discusses science's lack of accountability to the earth, and many more. As in his other books, Jensen draws heavily from his own life experience living alongside the frogs, redwoods, snails, birds and bears of the upper northwest, about which he writes with exquisite tenderness. Having taken on the daunting task of understanding one's dreams as a source of knowledge, Jensen achieves the near-impossible in this breathtakingly brave and ambitious new work.

Theoretical Introduction To Programming

Author: Bruce Ian Mills
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846282632
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Including easily digested information about fundamental techniques and concepts in software construction, this book is distinct in unifying pure theory with pragmatic details. Driven by generic problems and concepts, with brief and complete illustrations from languages including C, Prolog, Java, Scheme, Haskell and HTML. This book is intended to be both a how-to handbook and easy reference guide. Discussions of principle, worked examples and exercises are presented. All concepts outside introductory programming are explained with clear demarcation and dependencies so the experienced programmer can quickly locate material. Readable in a linear manner, with short mono-thematic to encourage dipping and reference. Also included are sections on open problems in software theory and practice. While little other than a novice programmer's knowledge is explicitly assumed, a certain conceptual maturity, either through commercial programming or academic training is required – each language is introduced and explained briefly as needed.

Even The Stones Cry Out

Author: Juliann Shannon
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1619044730
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All over the place we find them - references to the "digital nature of DNA." Or how the universe itself is digital, a "quantum computer," all about information processing. What does it all portend for the nature of the universe, of reality? Computers and modern technology have given us the ability to see that technology found in the things of the natural world far exceed what mankind is capable of making. Yet it is all attributed to the powers of random nothingness, or forces of neo-Darwinian evolution. But put the findings of Quantum Science with those from the Biological Sciences, and add the prophetic timeline depicted by the Bible and an amazing picture takes shape. Juliann Shannon takes you on an unprecedented tour, which arrives at some shocking conclusions. Contrary to what many voices in the science world are saying, the evidence of intelligence, design and programming, is all over the place - inescapable. This book is a wake up call to Christians and non-believers alike.

Dna Of Mathematics

Author: Dr. Mehran Basti
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460239563
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For Dr. Basti, the explanation is straightforward though not simple: "Just as cells have dna, so mathematics has DNA in its structure." After years of research, he decided that his work had to contain a strong philosophical justification in order to stand the test of time. Part memoir and part manifesto, DNA of Mathematics introduces Mehran Basti's readers to both the research he has dedicated his career to and his personal background and beliefs which significantly impact his scientific work.

Extreme Programming And Agile Methods Xp Agile Universe 2002

Author: Don Wells
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540440240
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The second XP Universe and ?rst Agile Universe brought together many p- ple interested in building software in a new way. Held in Chicago, August 4–7, 2002 it attracted software experts, educators, and developers. Unlike most c- ferences the venue was very dynamic. Many activities were not even well de?ned in advance. All discussions were encouraged to be spontaneous. Even so, there were some written words available and you are holding all of them now. We have collected as much material as possible together into this small volume. It is just the tip of the iceberg of course. A reminder to us of what we learned, the people we met, and the ideas we expressed. The conference papers, including research and experience papers, are rep- duced in these proceedings. Forty-one (41) papers were submitted. Each subm- ted paper received three reviews by program committee members. The program committee consisted of 40 members. Papers submitted by program committee members were refereed separately. This ensured that reviewers could provide an honest feedback not seen by the paper submitters. In many cases, the program committee shepherded authors to signi?cantly improve their initial submission prior to completing the version contained in these proceedings. In the end, the program committee chose 25 papers for publication (60% acceptance).