quantum entanglements, quantum computers, the future…ahh…nevermind
I was reading with interest the latest developments with the potential for computers to work within the construct and possibly solve the issue with the entanglement ideas with quantum physics, that might lead to the breakthrough for actual quantum computers. I won't bore you with all the mumbo jumbo. Instead, I will wonder what and how the world will change when this technology becomes a reality for the masses.
Will it be the same trajectory as the current internet, where at the start there was this dream of free-floating global information to allow a more democratic planet? Alternatively, will it be more like it is in its current state where the powers that be are controlling the bias of what the message is based on where you are located inside a nation-state? The irony is that it is corporate players that control the land between the nation-states.
The quantum computer many are dreaming about, won't be here anytime soon. Even if it existed in the lab today, it would still take many years for it to flow to the masses. What I wonder is if this powerful technology would be allowed to the masses?
I think I will stop today's 10 minutes right there. I wondered, "what would the masses use this tool for?" and I got a headache with the potential good uses overshadowed by the not so great monetized methods that continue to use fear and insecurity as the main driver for their development.
I think the race would be about "quantum superiority" vs. "computer horsepower for all the planet."
What I will close with is a conversation with a physicist I met, and we were eating pizza, and I think string theory was a trend in physics. this guy worked with Feynman, and he said, "I would love to learn more about this, but it would take me ten years of study just to get up to speed to understand the mathematics of it all."
Here is a man two phd's saying, "i don’t know much compared to the mental freaks at the very pinnacle."
Perhaps that is why I smile when I hear people tell me how smart they are. Then again, i think common sense is a valuable commodity in our ever specialized world.