By Robert J. Sawyer
Within the close to destiny, a sign is detected coming from the Alpha Centauri approach. Mysterious, unintelligible information streams in for ten years. Heather Davis, a professor within the college of Toronto psychology division, has dedicated her occupation to decoding the message. Her estranged husband, Kyle, is operating at the improvement of synthetic intelligence platforms and new laptop know-how using quantum results to provide a near-infinite variety of calculations simultaneously.
When Heather achieves a leap forward, the message unearths a startling new expertise that rips the limitations of area and time, conserving the promise of a brand new degree of human evolution. In live performance with Kyle's discoveries of the character of awareness, the foremost to unlimited exploration---or the top of the human race---appears shut at hand.
Sawyer has created a gripping mystery, a pulse-pounding journey of the farthest reaches of technology. Factoring Humanity is a 1999 Hugo Award Nominee for most sensible Novel.
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I didn’t get into a fight with him, I mean. We talked a bit. I wanted him to agree to come to the forensics lab at the university. ” said Heather again. ” Kyle lowered his eyes, looking at the paperite place mat with the current month’s chicken promotion illustrated on it. He looked up again and sought Heather’s eyes. “I could do the same thing for you,” he said. ” Heather opened her mouth, but immediately closed it. It was a turning point, a crux. Kyle knew it, and he was sure Heather knew it, too.
Heather saw no reason not to answer that truthfully. ” Heather tilted her head, accepting the comment. They talked for another half hour, the therapist’s questions seemingly innocuous. ” asked Heather. ” “Oh, you don’t consciously remember it—that’s not at all unusual. ” Heather tried to keep her tone flat. ” “Denial is natural,” said Gurdjieff. ” That struck a little too close to home. “No,” Heather said softly. ” “You didn’t have a much-older brother, did you? Or a grandfather who visited a lot?
Kyle paused—long enough, he knew, that the man wouldn’t be able to use the video clip without editing. “No, no, that’s not it. You want the truth? It hasn’t changed a damn thing. ” “Thank you, sir. Thank—Ma’am! Ma’am! ” Kyle continued to walk. He hadn’t really thought about it before, but his current research project clearly had had its genesis back in the spring of 1996, the same day he’d learned that Heather was pregnant. “So,” Professor Papineau had said, “the interference patterns that result when a single photon passes through two slits might be proof of the existence of multiple universes.