Seth Lloyd Quotes


33 Seth Lloyd quotes:



"At some point, Moore's law will break down."
"One of the things that I've been doing recently in my scientific research is to ask this question: Is the universe actually capable of performing things like digital computations?"
"There are considerable advantages to using many degrees of freedom to store information, stability and controllability being perhaps the most important."
"Thinking of the universe as a computer is controversial."
"We have a picture for how complexity arises, because if the universe is computationally capable, maybe we shouldn't be so surprised that things are so entirely out of control."
"Merely by existing and evolving in time - by existing - any physical system registers information, and by evolving in time it transforms or processes that information."
"Clearly, packaging issues alone make it unlikely that this limit can be obtained, even setting aside the difficulties of stability and control."
"In this metaphor we actually have a picture of the computational universe, a metaphor which I hope to make scientifically precise as part of a research program."
"Every physical system registers information, and just by evolving in time, by doing its thing, it changes that information, transforms that information, or, if you like, processes that information."
"All physical systems can be thought of as registering and processing information, and how one wishes to define computation will determine your view of what computation consists of."
"Another feature that everybody notices about the universe is that it's complex."
"I build quantum computers that store information on individual atoms and then massage the normal interactions between the atoms to make them compute."
"So science is basically, at it most fundamental level, a public form of knowledge, a form of knowledge that is in principle accessible to everybody."
"The amount of information that can be stored by the ultimate laptop, 10 to the 31st bits, is much higher than the 10 to the 10th bits stored on current laptops."
"Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs."
"It's also a reasonable scientific program to look at the dynamics of the standard model and to try to prove from that dynamics that it is computationally capable."
"The other neat thing about these quantum computers is that they're also storing a bit of information on every available degree of freedom."
"What's happened with society is that we have created these devices, computers, which already can register and process huge amounts of information, which is a significant fraction of the amount of information that human beings themselves, as a species, can process."
"If you take a more Darwinian point of view the dynamics of the universe are such that as the universe evolved in time, complex systems arose out of the natural dynamics of the universe."
"According to the standard model billions of years ago some little quantum fluctuation, perhaps a slightly lower density of matter, maybe right where we're sitting right now, caused our galaxy to start collapsing around here."



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