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Santiago Siri founder of Democracy Earth Foundation, a non-profit organization backed by Y Combinator and Templeton Foundation building open source censorship resistant digital democracies. Also co-founder of Partido de la Red, a political party that ran for elections with candidates committed to people's will online in 2013. Partner of Bitex.la, leading bitcoin exchange in South America operating from Buenos Aires since 2014. Author of "Hacktivismo",​ published in 2015 by Random House. Argentine.
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A Mind at Play
How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age
Jimmy Soni - Jul 17, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Winner of the Neumann Prize for the History of Mathematics**Named a best book of the year by Bloomberg and Nature** **'Best of 2017' by The Morning Sun** "We owe Claude Shannon a lot, and Soni & Goodman’s book takes a big first step in paying that debt." —San Francisco Review of Books "Soni and Goodman are at their best when they invoke the wonder...
Santiago Siri
Nov 26, 2020
@ljxie @simondlr @vntrp @JamesGleick i *LOVED* both books you guys are talking about.      source
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Information Theory
A Tutorial Introduction
James V Stone - Feb 01, 2015
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Originally developed by Claude Shannon in the 1940s, the theory of information laid the foundations for the digital revolution, and is now an essential tool in deep space communication, genetics, linguistics, data compression, and brain sciences. In this richly illustrated book, accessible examples are used to show how information theory can be und...
Santiago Siri
Nov 26, 2020
@ljxie @simondlr @vntrp @JamesGleick i *LOVED* both books you guys are talking about.      source
Gödel, Escher, Bach
An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter - Feb 05, 1999 (first published in 1979)
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Douglas Hofstadter's book is concerned directly with the nature of “maps” or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal syste...
Santiago Siri
Jun 25, 2020
@owocki whenever i get asked a book to recommend, "gödel, escher, bach" always tops the list in my mind.      source
Now
The Physics of Time
Richard A. Muller - Sep 18, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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You are reading the word now right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment now so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine to Einstein and beyond. Einstein showed that the flow of time is affected by both velocity and gravity, yet he despaired at his failure...
Santiago Siri
Aug 27, 2018
@Sawcruhteez check out this great book “now: the physics of time”. it aims to detect using every possible path in modern physics the presence of the arrow of time. afaik there’s only now ;)      source
Debt
The First 5,000 Years
Jan 01, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Before there was money, there was debt Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems—to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There’s not a shred of evidence to support it.Here anthropologist David Graeber prese...
Santiago Siri
Jul 02, 2018
as someone who has read countless books on the history of money, “debt: the first 5000 years” is a masterpiece. an anthropological view that schools every single economist out there, breaking down the myth of bartering and going to the sources that conne…      source