Information—Consciousness—Reality [electronic resource] :How a New Understanding of the Universe Can Help Answer Age-Old Questions of Existence / by James B. Glattfelder.
Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookSeries: The Frontiers Collection: Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019.Edition: 1st ed. 2019.Description: XXIV, 662 p. 45 illus., 7 illus. in color. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783030036331.Subject(s): Physics | Epistemology | Statistical physics | Dynamical systems | Philosophy and science | Philosophy | Popular Science in Physics | Epistemology | History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics | Complex Systems | Philosophy of Science | Popular Science in PhilosophyDDC classification: 530 Online resources: Click here to access online
Part I Climbing to the Summit -- Deciphering the Rules of Nature -- The Simplicity of Complexity -- Crafting Technology -- Part II The Downfall -- The Truth about Reality -- The Missing Foundations of Science -- Problems with Consciousness -- Part III A New Horizon -- So, How Can You Be Sure? -- A Universe Built of Information -- Fabricating Reality.
This open access book chronicles the rise of a new scientific paradigm offering novel insights into the age-old enigmas of existence. Over 300 years ago, the human mind discovered the machine code of reality: mathematics. By utilizing abstract thought systems, humans began to decode the workings of the cosmos. From this understanding, the current scientific paradigm emerged, ultimately discovering the gift of technology. Today, however, our island of knowledge is surrounded by ever longer shores of ignorance. Science appears to have hit a dead end when confronted with the nature of reality and consciousness. In this fascinating and accessible volume, James Glattfelder explores a radical paradigm shift uncovering the ontology of reality. It is found to be information-theoretic and participatory, yielding a computational and programmable universe.