Quantum Bayesian Networks

June 22, 2014

Just Say “Yo”

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 7:31 pm

I often marvel at the fact that so little private investment is going into quantum computing, which is a fail-safe, super-profitable, no-brainer investment, in my opinion (if done prudently and conservatively). As an example, check out my previous post, in which I suggested a Meetup on the topic of investing in quantum computing and got zero takers. This in a quantum computing meetup that is being held in Mountain View CA, the Silicon Valley city where Google headquarters is located. There certainly is a lot of investing currently going on in Silicon Valley, but not into Quantum Computing, other than into D-Wave, which is not expected by most non-Google experts to scale better than classical computers. Check out the following hilarious and very well written article that illustrates well the high intellectual capacity of the people running Silicon Valley:

People Invested $1 Million In An App That Just Says ‘Yo’
By Judd Legum (thinkprogress.org, June 18, 2014)

5 Comments »

  1. i think weve heard enough about private tech valuations from the peanut gallery. its low hanging fruit and they are always wrong. shows misunderstanding of large cap internet services cos as well as the deal environment. einhorn for example is actually kind of jumping the shark on those, and other recent comments.

    that said… it is true that the world needs scalable QC… so much more than anything else the tech investing community – a group that likes to wax poetic with visions of the future – is interested in. i have raised this point to marc andreessen & others… tumbleweed… they are not low intellectual capacity or w/e but idk maybe the perceived physicsy knowledge barrier is keeping out that whole ecosystem of comp-sci literate motivated young ppl… i for one would love to fund quantum algo IP… if the time is right, just dont know how much progress is going on with the actual devices

    Comment by dan — June 22, 2014 @ 8:58 pm

  2. Dan, my personal opinion is that now is the purfect time to start investing in a QC algorithm company. Patents last 20 years and many people believe QC hardware will be available in 10 years. A QC algorithm company can write QC software and software patents today.
    My Pixar analogy:
    https://qbnets.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/evolution-of-quantum-computer-software-pixar-analogy/

    Comment by rrtucci — June 23, 2014 @ 12:43 am

  3. You can think of it in an even broader context. After all the noise, rumours have it that your fame reached the “Consiglieri” down Sicily and they have many a temptation to question you on various important issues. Will there be a Q.A.I. in the future capable of lies and deception? What kind of universal priors would have to be used? Is there room for a Quantum mafia? Can a very large qbnet eventually develop self-interests and a sense of self-importance? Please, don’t ask me for contact. You don’t usually find these guys around. They find you!

    Comment by Elangel Exterminador — June 23, 2014 @ 5:09 pm

  4. Interesting stuff Robert thanks. You are definitely right.

    Comment by dan — June 26, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

  5. Can Bayesian Inference be married to Hypothesis Testing? Herein lies the key to SkyNet!

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-06-upfront-personal-scientists-human-brain.html#nwlt

    Comment by Elangel Exterminador — June 28, 2014 @ 8:07 am


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