Posts Categorized: Recommended

Guest Post: “Is Reality a Hologram?” by George Musser

I recently recorded two (!) conversations with George Musser for my audio series. We talked about the brain’s perception of space and to what extent our conscious experience is giving us an accurate sense of what’s “out there.” In his book, Spooky Action at a Distance, he discusses the related implications of M-Theory and AdS/CFT duality—enjoy... Read more »

Summer Reads from Edge.org

We are pleased to present our summer reading edition, consisting of the published books by members of the Edge community in the past year or so… —John Brockman Click here to see the list

Guest Post: “The World is Nothing but Change” by Carlo Rovelli

If I observe the microscopic state of things, then the difference between past and future vanishes. The future of the world, for instance, is determined by its present state—though neither more nor less than is the past. We often say that causes precede effects and yet, in the elementary grammar of things, there is no... Read more »

Our Interstellar Visitor

“After On” Podcast, Episode 40 Is an object currently passing through our solar system the product of an alien intelligence? Rob Reid’s interview with Harvard astronomy department chairman, Avi Loeb, is a riveting deep dive into a fascinating topic. And I highly recommend Rob’s follow-up interview with Avi (available to supporters) where some of the... Read more »