The Last Theory
The Last Theory
The Last Theory
    Newsletter #041    
30 June 2023
John von Neumann
and the art of being there

John von Neumann might be the most important figure in Wolfram Physics prehistory.

Whenever the most important prerequisites to Wolfram Physics were happening – quantum mechanics, Gödel’s theorem, Turing machines, electronic computers, cellular automata – John von Neumann always seemed to be there.

How did John von Neumann always come to be in the right place at the right time to contribute to some of the most significant developments in physics, mathematics and computation history?

For this, another high-budget, big-hair episode of The Last Theory, I flew all the way to Budapest, where John von Neumann was born, to point to a plaque and get some answers.

Let me know what you think of these rougher, on-the-road episodes! There’ll be more of my regular recordings from back in the studio coming soon.


The Last Theory is hosted by Mark Jeffery, founder of Open Web Mind

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