Welcome, aficionados of Sociology and Anthropology.
- 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: