Scott Aaronson

Today I learned of Scott Aaronson who has a blog Shtetl-Optimized. (ChatGPT explains the blog title.) I heard of Aaronson via this SMBC comic. I’m interested in his book Quantum Computing Since Democritus but I’m not sure I can quite prioritize the time and money for that one just at the moment, especially as it’s a little outside my areas of focus. (I’ve been thinking recently about what my areas of focus are, and they would include mathematics, electronics, and computing (hardware and software), but I’m not sure I’m ready to take on quantum computing at this stage. I’m also interested in philosophy, particularly postmodern philosophy, so I have an almost unlimited amount of other reading to do.)