The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World
Comments and mentions from HN threads:
Ask HN: Books with a high signal to noise ratio?
unril: Its every chapter answers to some deep questions I had about how the world works. Currently I re-reading it again in the 4-th time and still noticing something new and exciting.
Ask HN: What was the best book you read in 2016?
paraschopra: t makes a bold claim that we will always be at the beginning of the infinite progress that lies ahead. History has proven again and again that whenever people said all progress has been made, so much more progress unfolds. I liked this book so much that we gifted this book at my startup to the entire team of 170 people!
Ask HN: Books you wish you had read earlier?
paraschopra: hanged my worldview from thinking progress is slowing down or problems in the world are overpowering to a more hopeful one where problems always be there for humans to solve, and that through human activity we can keep making progress...
Ask HN: What are your favorite non-fiction books of all time?
briga: The sheer breadth of the ideas covered in this book is breathtaking, and there are some truly mind-bending ideas explored in this book. If you're looking for a good general science book I highly recommend this one.
Ask HN: What books changed the way you think about almost everything?
sudosteph: This book allowed me to embrace a sort of rational optimism in my world view. Also I was convinced by this book that the true test of a good government is not about whether you can pick the right leaders every time, but about being able to remove the bad ones relatively quickly.
Ask HN: Best books you read in the past decade?
briga: If you know him, it's probably because Deutsch did some pioneering work in Quantum computing back in the day, but this book covers everything from physics to biology to computing to art with a grand sort of theory of everything. There are few popular science books more densely packed with original ideas.
Ask HN: What is the most mind blowing book you've ever read?
fbrusch: Popper epistemology and theory of computation blend into a world view fruitful of thrilling perspectives for humanity. To me, as mind blowing as anything can ever be.