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Quantum Physics Made Me Do It

An irreverent guide to the world's most successful scientific theory - and what it means for you
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    • Jérémie Harris
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Apr 11, 2024

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From Silicon Valley entrepreneur, quantum physicist, AI risk expert, and Hollywood "alternative reality" consultant Jérémie Harris, comes an entertaining and accessible look at the world of quantum physics.

The discovery of quantum mechanics has paved the way to just about every important innovation in the last half century: it has led us to the technology that powers microwaves, iPhones, and self-driving cars and is about to trigger a computing revolution that will either spell the end of the human species or propel us to heights we've never imagined.

But there's another reason that quantum mechanics is so important: it is really the only way we can understand ourselves and each other. For the last hundred years or so, physicists have been feverishly debating what quantum theory has to say about you: what you're made of, whether you have free will, what will happen to you when you die, and much more.

QUANTUM PHYSICS MADE ME DO IT is an amusing, irreverent exploration of the most successful scientific theory in human history, and a smart, entertaining adventure through the complex and beautiful world mapped out by modern physics.
  • Published: Apr 11 2024
  • ISBN: 9781035402106

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Press Reviews

  • Jodi Picoult, #1 NYT bestselling author of The Book Of Two Ways
    Jeremie Harris has the uncanny ability to make the most esoteric, theoretical science not just understandable - but incredibly engaging. I am fairly certain that nobody else could have explained quantum physics to me in a way that gave me a solid and deep understanding of the processes at work - enough that I could turn around and teach them to someone else. And like the best professors, Harris is compulsively captivating, funny, and engrossing. This isn't a lecture; it's entertainment that feeds the brain.
  • Geordie Rose, Founder of D-Wave, the world's first quantum computing company
    Quantum mechanics suggests answers to profound questions, such as the nature of time, the ultimate limits of computation and intelligence, and whether all our choices are predetermined. The picture of the universe it paints is so vast and mind blowing it is difficult to accept. Quantum Physics Made Me Do It is a delightful, eye-opening exploration of the biggest questions a human being can ask. Hard science made easy, it's a rare gem that shows just how big the big picture truly is. A terrific, perspective-altering read and a deeply entertaining adventure.
  • Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, Presidential Fellow Chapman University, author of Heavens on Earth, The Moral Arc, and The Believing Brain
    Quantum mechanics is spooky and weird. Consciousness, free will, parallel universes, and eternal life are spooky and weird. Are they connected? Maybe. Maybe not. In Quantum Physics Made Me Do It, Jeremie Harris explores how these connections may be made and what their implications are for everything from personal psychology to public policy. Although quantum physicists are not in agreement on the implications of their science, through such exploratory considerations as those in this book may come breakthroughs in our thinking.