Saturday, July 10, 2021

Philosophy Wire: Controlling unwanted states

While conventional computers use binary digits, or 0s and 1s, to encode information in transistors, quantum computers use subatomic particles or superconducting circuits known as transmons to encode that information as a qubit. This means that it is in a superposition of both 0 and 1 at the same time, allowing users to compute on different sequences of the same qubits simultaneously. Transmons can exist in a huge number of states: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and so on. An ideal quantum computer only uses states 0 and 1, as well as superpositions of these, otherwise errors will emerge in the quantum computation. Researchers from the University of Warwick's Department of Physics developed a quantum computer program to detect the presence of 'leakage', where information being processed by a quantum computer escapes from the states of 0 and 1. [1]

Unwanted states.
How can anything be limited to the things we want?
How can anything escape those limits if there are none?
Can the cosmos fit into a little box?
Can the cosmos escape a non-existent box?

We believe we found discrete states of the cosmos.
But the only thing we did…
Was to create specific discrete states in our mind.

The cosmos does not stop existing between quanta.
From second to second…
From number to number…
The cosmos is still there.

Even when you see nothing.
Start counting.


Wait a minute.
What is the next number of one?
Can you walk even a single step?


The only way to reach the end of the cosmos is to stay where you are.
And just look carefully around you…

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