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Fritjof Capra

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Dr. Fritjof Capra, PhD. (born February 1, 1939) is an Austrian-born American physicist.

Born in Vienna, Austria, Capra earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Vienna in 1966. He has done research on particle physics and systems theory, and has written popular books on the implications of science, notably The Tao of Physics. The Tao of Physics makes an implication that physics and metaphysics are both inexorably leading to the same knowledge. His works all share a similar subtext: that "there are hidden connections between everything".

He contributed to the screenplay for the 1990 movie Mindwalk, starring Liv Ullman, which was loosely based on his book, The Turning Point. This book was also the inspiration for a broad based ad campaign called "The Turning Point Project". In the Fall of 2000, under the leadership of Jerry Mander and Andrew Kimbrell, The Turning Point Project produced full page-ads in USA Today and The New York Times promoting neo luddite ideology. The ads claimed that proponents of molecular nanotechnology have never considered how people would live without jobs, though that discussion is popular and perennial in nanotech circles.

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