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Stephen Wolfram: Cellular Automata, Computation, and Physics | Lex Fridman Podcast #89

Duration : 03:11:08

Stephen Wolfram, a computer scientist, mathematician, and theoretical physicist who is the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, is known for his contributions to projects such as Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha, and the Wolfram physics project. Despite criticisms of his ego, Wolframs work has had a profound impact on individuals, including the author, who fell in love with cellular automata through his book A New Kind of Science. Wolframs conversation explores the power of ego in driving bold and innovative thinking. While the conversation took place in 2019, Wolframs physics project was not yet ready for public exploration, highlighting his ongoing curiosity and brilliance. The podcast also features sponsors, including ExpressVPN and Cash App.