Quantum Bayesian Networks

September 27, 2015

Donald Trump to Invest $200M in Quantum Computing

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 9:26 pm

Political activity associated with the USA 2016 presidential election has been pretty bizarre lately. Currently, the top candidate for the Republican Party, leading by about 10 percentage points, is Donald Trump, a guy who wears a fluffy, dead rat on his head, a 69 year old senior citizen who doesn’t think very highly of women or Mexicans except when they are cleaning his home and tending his lawn, a real estate, hotel, casino and golf course mogul plus an awful TV host supposedly worth $4B.

According to Wikipedia, NBC and Trump jointly owned the Miss Universe beauty pageant from 2002 to 2015. The Donald, in his speech announcing his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election, said most Mexican immigrants are criminals and rapists. Disturbed by those statements, NBC pulled out of the partnership, and The Donald was forced to sell the company shortly thereafter, in Sept 2015.

But now The Donald has announced that he is starting a new beauty pageant called Quantum Miss Multiple Universes, which is going to obliterate the old, classical Miss Universe pageant. It’s going to be exponentially better. His initial investment in QMMU is $200M, just a fraction of what he has spent already in the 2016 presidential election. Mr. Trump said at a press conference:

“The talent competition for the Miss Universe 2002 pageant was won by Scott Aaronson with a talk on Quantum Complexity Theory. Ever since that talk, I’ve been a firm believer that quantum computers are possible. This beauty pageant will hasten the construction of quantum computers. Another great source of inspiration for this beauty pageant is #quantumwoman on Twitter”

Below is a photo of Miss Universe 2002, Scott Aaronson. (Beauty standards have changed since then.)

scott-aaronson-miss-universe

As a Miss Universe winner, Scott has had a grueling career traveling to all the countries shown below as an ambassador of good will.

Click to enlarge. This is a snapshot of www.scottaaronson/where.html

Click to enlarge. This is a snapshot of http://www.scottaaronson.com/where.html

Of course, instead of vacationing in those countries, Scott could have used any of the numerous resources available nowadays to give a talk (Skype, Google Hangouts, YouTube video, fax, email with attached pdf, blogs, website, arXiv, HAL, an old fashioned but quite effective telephone teleconference, ResearchGate…) But nothing beats the homeliness of delivering in person the same talk that he always gives, delivered to a huge, enthusiastic audience of fawning admirers that understand about 1% of what he is saying.

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5 Comments »

  1. Before anyone asks, I got the photo of Scott wearing a skirt from his own blog. The only thing I changed was to add the Miss Universe and USA ribbons.

    Comment by rrtucci — September 27, 2015 @ 9:32 pm

  2. I should start going again to church on Sundays. Haven’t gone for many years. It would prevent me from spending my Sunday afternoons writing blog posts that get me into trouble.

    Comment by rrtucci — September 27, 2015 @ 9:47 pm

  3. Scott never looks so good!

    Comment by rd373737 — September 28, 2015 @ 4:45 pm

  4. Well I can see why Donald would want to be in multiple states at the same time. Other candidates have positions, The Donald has superpositions…… (h/t clynn)

    Comment by rd373737 — October 1, 2015 @ 4:02 pm

  5. rd373737, Feynman said that nobody understands Donald Trump

    Comment by rrtucci — October 1, 2015 @ 4:47 pm


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