I gave a talk last night to the Albany Area Math Circle, a group of high-schoolers who are interested in science and math, and enter and do very well in national math competitions. I think there were 48 kids there last night, which was pretty impressive.
I gave basically the same talk I gave at Boskone on the Many-Worlds Interpretation, including reading the dog dialogue from Chapter 4. I made an effort to update the SF references a little, to things that people born in the early 1990’s might recognize. (Wow, I feel old.)
The talk was probably a little too abstract for the audience, and I have some ideas on how to fix it (of course, I could’ve used those yesterday, when I was looking at the slides and deciding not to change them…). They did seem to follow most of it, though, so that’s good. I got some pretty good questions afterwards, too.
Anyway, I think that’s the official first talk about the book since the book has existed as a real object. The first of many, I hope. Thanks to the Math Circle for having me, and good luck with your upcoming competitions.