And The Answer Was ………

The big technology news last week was Google’s announcement that in a joint computing project with University of California, Santa Barbara the team has achieved quantum supremacy!
In a collaborative exercise the @Google and UC Santa Barbara, quantum computer Sycamore completed a calculation in 3 min 20 sec that would take about 10,000 years for a classical comp.

I can’t help wondering if the answer it came up with was “42”.

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New Experiment Confirms Reality Doesn’t Exist If You Are Not Looking At It

According to a well-known theory in quantum physics, a particle’s behavior changes depending on whether there is an observer or not. It basically suggests that reality is a kind of illusion and exists only when we are looking at it. Numerous quantum experiments were conducted in the past and showed that this indeed might be the case.

Now, physicists at the Australian National University have found further evidence for the illusory nature of reality. They recreated the John Wheeler’s delayed-choice experiment and confirmed that reality doesn’t exist until it is measured, at least on the atomic scale.

I would take that a stage further. Half an hour on Facebbok shows that for most people reality does not exist even whe I am looking at it.

Read more on Reality Experiment at Collective Evolution

Schroedingers Cat explained:

When not observed a cat is either hungry or sleeping but probably sleeping.

When observed a cat is either hungry or sleeping but probably hungry.

Beam Me Up Brian – Scientists Say Teleporation Is Possible

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Scientifically possible? Ummmmm – not really

Prof. Brian Cox (who believes time travel is possible) will be having spontanous orgasms every time he thinks of it. An its very likely all those other nerds what watched Star Trek thinking it was a reality show will be in the same state. Why?

from Irish Times:

Star Trek-style “beaming up” of people through space could become a reality sometime in the far future, the leader of a landmark teleportation experiment has said.

Nothing in the laws of physics fundamentally forbids the teleportation of large objects, including humans, Professor Ronald Hanson pointed out. In contrast, it is physically impossible for anything to travel faster than light.

“What we are teleporting is the state of a particle,” Prof Hanson, from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, said.

“If you believe we are nothing more than a collection of atoms strung together in a particular way, then in principle it should be possible to teleport ourselves from one place to another.

“In practice it’s extremely unlikely, but to say it can never work is very dangerous,” he said. “I would not rule it out because there’s no fundamental law of physics preventing it. If it ever does happen it will be far in the future.”

Prof Hanson’s team showed for the first time that it was possible to teleport information encoded into sub-atomic particles between two points three metres apart with 100 per cent reliability. The demonstration was an important first step towards developing an internet-like network between ultra-fast quantum computers whose processing power dwarfs that of today’s supercomputers.

Teleportation exploits the weird way “entangled” particles acquire a merged identity, with the state of one instantly influencing the other no matter how far apart they are.

Giving one particle an “up” spin, for instance, might always mean its entangled partner has a “down” spin — theoretically even if both particles are on different sides of the universe. Continue reading

So lets be brutally honest, they haven’t transported any atoms, only quantum states. That was actually done around 30 years ago in a series of tests known as The God Experiments. Those experiments have been widely discussed and commented on, and even featured in science fiction movies and television series. Nothing the get excited about here then.

What effing planet have these dicks been on for the past three decades.


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