In the final Democritus installment, I entertain students’ questions about everything from derandomization to the “complexity class for creativity” to the future of religion. (In this edited version, I omitted questions that seemed too technical, which surprisingly was almost half of them.) Thanks to all the readers who’ve stuck with me to this point, to the students for a fantastic semester (if they still remember it) as well as their scribing help, to Chris Granade for further scribing, and to Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing for letting me get away with this. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and only wish I’d kept my end of the bargain by getting these notes done a year earlier.
A question for the floor: some publishers have expressed interest in adapting the Democritus material into book form. Would any of you actually shell out money for that?