Seth Lloyd Quotes

33 Seth Lloyd quotes:

"Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs."
"At some point, Moore's law will break down."
"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."
"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."
"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?"
"Science consists exactly of those forms of knowledge that can be verified and duplicated by anybody."
"Similarly, another famous little quantum fluctuation that programs you is the exact configuration of your DNA."
"The other neat thing about these quantum computers is that they're also storing a bit of information on every available degree of freedom."
"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."
"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."
"Instead of having to be a member of the Royal Society to do science, the way you had to be in England in the 17th, 18th, centuries today pretty much anybody who wants to do it can, and the information that they need to do it is there."
"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."
"There are considerable advantages to using many degrees of freedom to store information, stability and controllability being perhaps the most important."
"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."
"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."
"Clearly, packaging issues alone make it unlikely that this limit can be obtained, even setting aside the difficulties of stability and control."
"I build quantum computers that store information on individual atoms and then massage the normal interactions between the atoms to make them compute."

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