[Physics] Holograms, the Universe and You!

Link here: Central Ontario Humanists

Location:

Loblaws Community Room (Bayfield, Formerly Zehrs)

472 Bayfield Street, Barrie, ON, Barrie, ON, Barrie, ON (map)

What Do Black Holes, Holograms, and Intelligence Have in Common?

Our understanding of reality is changing profoundly, including our understanding of understanding. I begin by explaining what John Archibald Wheeler meant by "The physical world is made of information; energy and matter are incidentals;" and end with how Alex Wissner-Gross used the maximum entropy principle to create a system with general intelligence. Strange as it may sound, along this path we'll glimpse some deep connections among all the forces of nature.