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The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann


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An electrifying biography of probably the most extraordinary scientists of the twentieth century and the world he made.The smartphones in our pockets and computer systems like brains. The vagaries of sport idea and evolutionary biology. Nuclear weapons and self-replicating spacecrafts. All bear the fingerprints of 1 outstanding, but largely missed, man: John von Neumann.Born in Budapest on the flip of the century, von Neumann is certainly one of probably the most influential scientists to have ever lived. A toddler prodigy, he mastered calculus by the age of eight, and in highschool made lasting contributions to arithmetic. In Germany, the place he helped lay the foundations of quantum mechanics, and later at Princeton, von Neumann’s colleagues believed he had the quickest mind on the planet – bar none. He was instrumental within the Manhattan Mission and the design of the atom bomb; he helped formulate the bedrock of Chilly Struggle geopolitics and trendy financial idea; he created the primary ever programmable digital pc; he prophesized the potential of nanotechnology; and, from his deathbed, he expounded on the bounds of brains and computer systems – and the way they may be overcome.Taking us on an astonishing journey, Ananyo Bhattacharya explores how a mix of genius and distinctive historic circumstance allowed a single man to comb by means of a stunningly various array of fields, sparking revolutions wherever he went. The Man from the Future is an insightful and thrilling mental biography of the visionary thinker who formed our century.