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Idea Channel - Is the Universe a Computer?

Is the Universe a Computer? Is the Universe a Computer?
The universe is made up of information, similar to a computer, and physics (you know, the basis of the universe) certainly is based on computational principles. But is it running some grand program? Will the answer be 42? Make sure you have your towel, and watch the episode!
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365037023/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The universe is made up of information, similar to a computer, and physics (you know, the basis of the universe) certainly is based on computational principles. But is it running some grand program? Will the answer be 42? Make sure you have your towel, and watch the episode! /episodes/get/9637 /episode/9637 Idea Channel: Is the Universe a Computer? /episode-player/9637
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