In fact- Realistically, you may be able to BUY a consumer quantum computer in the next 10 years.
What’s so special about quantum computers?
You cannot even fathom the data-crunching POWER these things have! As the article from FORTUNE says:
Future iterations of these quantum computers will be able to solve mathematical problems ordinary computers have no hope of computing. They will vastly speed up classical calculations, accurately model complex natural phenomena like chemical reactions, and open as yet unexplored frontiers for scientific inquiry.
HAVE YOU SEEN these ‘people’ that have been created completely from the ‘imagination’ of Artificial Intelligence?
These ‘photographs’ of ‘people’ are just what AI thinks ‘celebrities’ look like! Do these people NOT look like you should know them?
You should read the TECHURDU article as it describes how AI is able to do some amazing ‘tricks’. The basics, from what i understand, are: You have one computer who tries to come up with a human face. A second computer looks at it and says “Nah. Look at the eyes. The eyes are all wrong! And look at those teeth! Those don’t look human!.. and the first computer says “OK. I’ll go back and try again”. This happens over and over until computer number 2 can’t distinguish the rendered fake person from a real one!
Also- Keep in mind: These computers can LEARN. As an example: One AI computer named AlphaZero taught itself how to play chess in FOUR HOURS before completely trouncing the world champion chess algorithm!… AND- It did it without any human teaching it. Basically- It read the chess rule book and figured out everything else itself!
You use a shopper discount card at at the grocery or Target. They know what you buy. Maybe you have an arrest record? Ever been in a court of law? Got a traffic ticket? Written a letter to a representative? Commented about politics on social media? Just the info you put out there on social media is a TON of data! Pictures! Where are they stored? Ever use ‘the cloud‘ for storage? You DO know that there is data attached to those pictures, right? Exact time and location? Even the kind of camera you are using? There are birth certificates, death certificates, gun ownership, credit card statements correlated to a database of what you bought with your credit card. While we are at it, let’s cross-referenceYOUR location with everyone else’s so we can see who you associate with.
Then there is your email history. You don’t control that! You don’t even OWN that! Ever bought a house? Bought a car? What about your credit report? Doesn’t that have every place you have ever lived? The IRS database has every penny you reported since you started working. The DMV has info including how much you weigh.. but your FitBit or Apple Watch probably has WAY more health info. But what about your insurance company? Or go straight to the source, your doctor’s files.
Traffic light cameras, security cameras, your own personal computer’s camera, your smartphone camera. You DO know that it has been PROVEN that your smart phone is ALWAYS listening, right? What about your ‘smart home’ devices like Alexa or Google Home? Those HAVE to listen to everything you do to be ready to go! JUST like SIRI and the ANDROID ASSISTANT. Even when you SPEAK to the assistant… What do you think happens? They keep a record of what words you said? NO!!! They keep a record of the words you said AND the ACTUAL RECORDING! So- If there is someone talking in the background, that is included in your record.
Imagine dictating a text message that says “Hey honey. I am stuck at work. I will call when I am free” and in the recording, in background you can strip club music and giggling? How much would THAT information be worth to your prospective father-in-law?
AND- The BIG deep/dark secret that people STILL don’t seem to know about:
Have you ever checked your GOOGLE HISTORY?
If not- You MUST stop what you are doing and go HERE:
…the Universe would be 2-dimensional and drawn in crayon. That is because I am a big dummy and can’t even BEGIN to fathom things like infinity, free-will vs omniscience, string theory.. or even simple division if I have to be honest.
But perhaps, if a great scientist could explain to me the Big Bang as if I were a two-year old.. then I could get it!
Nope. Astrophysicists talk in a language that I can barely wrap my head around. And when I DO wrap my head around it, it makes me physically dizzy.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the article:
“Ordinary real time is replaced by imaginary time”
“Imaginary time behaves like a fourth direction of space”
“Imaginary time is a four-dimensional curved surface like the surface of the Earth, but with two more dimensions.”
“We should steer clear of aliens entirely”
It all sounds like lyrics from a Pink Floyd song or something. In fact:
Here is Roger Waters with a few final words on the subject. Regardless of your politics or theology or understanding of the nature of the astronomical objects… I’m sure you are capable of appreciating an AMAZING PERFORMANCE!