A groundbreaking and thorough analysis of the essence and advancement of knowledge by one of the greatest thinkers of today. David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the area of quantum computation, argues, in this important new book, that explanations play a central role in the universe. According to Deutsch, this flood of ever-improving explanations has unlimited reach: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they place no upper limit to what we can actually perceive, regulate, or do. In his previous work, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch explains the four strongest branches of current science revealing a single structure of reality. He extends this philosophy in this new book to a wide variety of topics and unanswered questions, from innovation and free will to the nature and future of the human race. The Beginning of Infinity is a revolutionary book that will become a masterpiece of its kind, packed with fascinating new ideas about human selection, hope, scientific theory, and the evolution of culture.