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Time travel may be achieved one day, or it may not. But if it is, it should not require any fundamental change in world-view, at least for those who broadly share the world view I am presenting in this book. David Deutsch#Travel 65
David Deutsch#Travel 65
I myself believe that there will one day be time travel because when we find that something isn't forbidden by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually find a technological way of doing it. David Deutsch#Travel 62
David Deutsch#Travel 62
Is the human race a universal constructor? David Deutsch#Human 62
David Deutsch#Human 62
No precautions, and no precautionary principle, can avoid problems that we do not yet foresee. We need a stance of problem-fixing, not just problem-avoidance. David Deutsch#Change 61
David Deutsch#Change 61
Every problem that is interesting is also soluble. David Deutsch#Interesting 59
David Deutsch#Interesting 59
Our best theories are not only truer than common sense, they make more sense than common sense. David Deutsch#Best 52
David Deutsch#Best 52
Quantum computation is... a distinctively new way of harnessing nature... It will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes. David Deutsch#Technology 42
David Deutsch#Technology 42
It is possible to build a virtual-reality generator whose repertoire includes every possible environment. David Deutsch#Build 40
David Deutsch#Build 40
The truly privileged theories are not the ones referring to any particular scale of size or complexity, nor the ones situated at any particular level of the predictive hierarchy, but the ones that contain the deepest explanations. David Deutsch#Complexity 30
David Deutsch#Complexity 30
The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected because they contain bad explanations, not because they fail experimental tests. David Deutsch#Bad 21
David Deutsch#Bad 21
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