Quantum Bayesian Networks

February 22, 2014

YouTube Video From The Future, BQP

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 1:25 pm

I was browsing through some videos from the year 2020 and I found this one which might be of interest to my readers:

Transcript of the video:

Hello, I am Scott Aaronson, the director of BQP (British Quantum Petroleum, a subsidiary of British Petroleum). Two years ago, BP made a commitment to quantum computing and it plans to keep that commitment. BP has already invested 1 billion dollars in my quantum computing company called BQP, which has 50 employees. Once upon a time, Facebook spent 19 times as much money on WhatsApp.com for the same number of employees and we all know how that ended up.

BPQ offices are located on the Gulf coast. So BP is continuing to keep its commitment to the Gulf by bringing there high-tech, high paying American jobs. Today, the beaches of the Gulf are restored, and some areas are reporting the best tourism and quantum computing season in years.

Is this another Silicon Valley cockamamie idea?

Absolutely not.

Silicon Valley is not the quickest learner in the class, but it has learned a lot from the AOL/Time-Warner, Facebook/WhatsApp, and Google/D-Wave mergers. Furthermore, BP is not a Silicon Valley insider. BP wants to add sanity to Silicon Valley. BP has a track record of prudent, successful investments outside of Silicon Valley. BP is, after all, the 5th largest company in the world. In 2013, BP had 396 billion dollars in revenue, and 85,700 employees. BP plans to succeed where the Google/D-Wave merger failed, by harnessing the superpowers of Complexity Theory, the BQP complexity class and BosonSampling.

February 13, 2014

Particle Physics and Quantum Computing, Two Parallel Worlds

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 10:19 pm

Welcome, aficionados of Sociology and Anthropology.

Quoth Merriam-Webster:

  • Sociology– the science of society, social institutions, and social relationships; specifically : the systematic study of the development, structure, interaction, and collective behavior of organized groups of human beings.

  • Anthropology– the science of human beings; especially : the study of human beings and their ancestors through time and space and in relation to physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture.

It seems to me that lots of parallels can be drawn between how Quantum Computing society and culture are developing and how the older, more mature (some would say senile) Particle Physics society and culture developed. It’s like two Shakespearean plays whose characters and plots bear a strong resemblance to each other, as if the bard of Avon were cribbing from his younger self because he had run out of ideas. Like a Dan Brown (Yuck!).

Let me explain with a picture:


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