Part Three of The Current
Quantum Computing: David
We started this segment with a clip from What the Bleep Do We Know ... a popular film that looked at some of the most mind-bending work in theoretical physics. It really would be a Wonderland if physics and metaphysics overlapped to explain the foundations of nature.
But some of the most game changing ideas of the past century came out of the science of physics. David Deutsch is a theoretical physicist, philosopher and pioneer of quantum computing. It's a tantalizing branch of technology that he believes could revolutionize the way we process information and even understand reality.
David Deutsch is also an award-winning author. His latest book is The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World. David Deutsch joined us from Oxford, England.
Last Word - US Ship Wasp in the War of 1812
Tomorrow is a big day in Canadian history -- the anniversary of the day the Royal Navy took the US ship Wasp in the War of 1812. You don't know the exciting story of the Wasp and how she became HMS Peacock? Well, you soon may. Ottawa plans to spend 28 million dollars to commemorate Brock and Tecumseh and how their 1812 efforts helped forge Canada.
However, all that ball and musket stuff doesn't impress Steve Patterson. On today's Last word, he's grateful for what went down at Queenston Heights. But he wonders if there's something else you could do with the equivalent of 450 million shillings.
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