I am, at present, reading probably the most important book I have ever read. It is entitled “Decoding Reality” and is written by the Professor of Quantum Information Theory, Dr. Vlatko Vedral. Professor Vedral is an academic at the University of Oxford.
This book is wonderfully written (Vlatko has a laid-back informal style full of anecdotes, personal observations and humorous asides) but it still manages to be THE best explanation of quantum theory and information theory that I have ever encountered. I strongly advise that anybody who REALLY wants to know where science will take us in the near future should read this. It is again evidence that REAL scientists, one’s such as Professor Vedral who are young and willing to take the implications of quantum theory at face value (and are less concerned about upholding the materialist-reductionist paradigm as pursuing knowledge), are becoming the midwives of the new paradigm.
I suspect that Professor Vedral knows as much, if not considerably more, about leading-edge quantum mechanics, as those “guerrilla sceptics” who are so determined to stop the birth of this new paradigm. However they cannot stop it ….. I am sure that those wedded to the science of 115 years ago will continue to hum loudly and place their fingers in their ears … but this stuff is not going away soon and, by accepting the empirical evidence as presented to us by nature itself we will soon move onto a radically different way of understanding the universe and its relationship to consciousness.
The work of Professor Vedral and an increasing number of researchers and thinkers is suggesting strong evidence that what we perceive is digitally encoded and we exist within an in-formation field analogous to a huge computer programme …. and that the universe is not a physical something made of sub-atomic particles (quarks and electrons existing within a series of force fields) but that these particles are literally “bits” of information processed by consciousness …. here is an interview with Professor Vedral published in The Guardian four years ago. It is well worth reading ….. but it is his book that must be sought out and read very carefully … because if you follow his logic it WILL change your understanding of “reality” forever …. http://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/mar/07/vlatko-vedral-interview-aleks-krotoski