The recent (Sept. 2) news about plans for a Martinis/Google quantum computer has left me thoroughly perplexed. And I’m not the only one, as evinced by comments in Scott’s and Henning’s blogs.
So I thought I’d get some inside information by approaching the mascot of Martinis’ group, a perky Pomeranian called Qubit. I sent Qubit the following email, via his master, John Martinis.
From: "Robert R. Tucci"
To: "John Martinis"
Subject: question for pooch Qubit
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:45:28 -0700
Dear Prof. Martinis, I'm crazy about dogs and I would like to interview Qubit.
Could you please ask him:
Will Master Martinis work in the next 5 years on BOTH, his old gate model machine and the Google annealer with surface-code error correction, or will Master stop work on the gate model machine?
One bark if only one machine, two barks if two machines.
No reply so far.
He could have won a fine piece of chicken or a package of MilkBones or a new ball to fetch, by granting this interview. But the darn dog ain’t budging. He ain’t barking. He ain’t spilling the bean chow. He has chosen to remain true and loyal to his Master.
This is a gif snapshot taken from the link
I think of this blog as a sort of scrapbook of mine, and I wanted to save a copy of this in my scrapbook. Notice my comment at the end. It was put in before any of the sciters had added their scite, so they all saw it. Others may add their scite to this list in the future. It’s possible to remove a scite after adding it.
Theodore J. Yoder, Guang Hao Low, Isaac L. Chuang, Andrew Childs, Aram Harrow, Dave Bacon, Māris Ozols, Stephen Jordan, unethical, plagiarism, plagiarist, stealing, cheating, dishonest, quantum computing
Labor Day 2014, a day that will infamy among QC fans as the day that Martinis jumped the UCSB ship to join Google.
As we speak, here at Artiste, the Millennium Falcon is being refurbished, in preparation to do battle with the mighty Google. We shall fight them in Quantum Computer Software Space. We shall fight them in the streets. We shall fight them in the hills. We shall never surrender!
Excerpt from Winston Churchill’s speech to House of Commons, June 4, 1940:
“We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing-grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!”
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