Vlatko Vedral: "I'd like to explain the origin of God"
Quantum physicist Vlatko Vedral thinks he has found what the universe is made of: information.
My partner just linked me this piece with the comment, "its a bit simplistic" . . .
I love that when I watched the interview he describes himself as a physicist, therefore a simpleton
. I also love any scientist who takes a wrecking bar to the whole idea of binary opposites. [as an anthropologist I didn't actually cheer when I heard that Claude Levi-Strauss had died but I am filled with anticipation for the destruction testing of his ideas about binaries; The Raw and the Cooked
anyone?] No I am not an intellectual Luddite some of my most delicate work has been done with a wrecking bar, they are also good for finding cracks and gently prying til you let the light in.
also - The first 10 mins or so of the video will feel quite homely to the locals round here
tl;dr version;- the universe is made of information and just needs a bit of uncertainty to power it . . .