For a physicist, all the world is information. The universe and its workings are the ebb and flow of information; we are all transient patterns of information, passing on the recipe for our basic forms to future generations using a four-letter digital code called DNA. In this engaging and mind-stretching account, Vlatko Vedral considers some of the deepest questions about the universe and considers the implications of interpreting it in terms of information. He then takes this line of thought to its conclusion, wondering: where did all of the information in the universe come from?
"Vedral embarks on an exuberant romp through physics, biology, philosophy, religion and even personal finance. By turns irreverent, erudite and funny, Decoding Reality is ... a ripping good read."—New Scientist