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David Deutsch is a physicist and author who is, as he puts it, "interested in anything fundamental." He discovered the first quantum algorithm and is the codiscoverer, with Richard Jozsa, of the first quantum algorithm that could solve certain problems exponentially faster than anything available to classical computer science.
Deutsch has proposed constructor theory, which postulates that all laws of nature can be expressed in terms of whether a task is possible or impossible -- a theory that extends not only to computation, but also into everything that exists. He is a proponent of the multiverse interpretation of quantum mechanics, which has the startling implication that every physically possible event exists somewhere within an infinite fabric of co-existing universes.
What others say
“Amazingly enough, it is Deutsch's idea -- one he has harbored since childhood, he says -- to truly understand "everything" that is known. Even more amazing is how close he seems to have come and how well he explains it to the rest of us.” — The San Jose Mercury News
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Session 3 featured a dazzling celebration of intelligence — from the knowledge coded in our DNA (and a new way we could rewrite it) to one of the most astonishing tech demos ever seen at TED. Let’s jump right in. The event: Talks and performances from TED2019, Session 3: Intelligence, hosted by TED’s Chris Anderson. […]Continue reading
After his talk at TEDGlobal 2009, David Deutsch answered questions from TED Curator Chris Anderson. It was a short, but fascinating Q&A, so we thought we’d share it here on the TED Blog! http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swfContinue reading