Stuff I Wrote Elsewhere

One of my favorite scientists, Carl Caves, was recently elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. It was a good excuse to give the general public a little introduction to what he’s thinking about:

That strangeness, though difficult to grasp intuitively, turns out to have useful consequences, Caves said in an interview.

By embracing the strangeness rather than fighting it, Caves and others in the vanguard have laid out a theoretical framework for computers vastly more powerful than anything conceivable today.