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The impact of Quantum Computers on Society


Similarly to our conversation on artificial intelligence, it’s safe to say that the first to fully create controllable quantum computers will be thousands of years ahead of his counterpart. One of the problems is that the very people that we do not want to have this type of power are the only ones who can afford the technology right now. Imagine the power that Google will have access to with the exponential growth that they are experiencing in the field of quantum computing. Match this with their advanced technology in the field of artificial intelligence and you have a match made in heaven. As our Machine Learning group has mentioned: we will have to face the fact that there will be a considerable number of jobs that will be replaced by artificial intelligence. To add to the issue, with the advance of quantum computing technology, this is a problem that we will have to address much earlier than we expected. If the only thing machines require to complete any given task is time to learn the task you have given it, which could be accelerated with the computational speed of a quantum computer, then how long will it take before there are machines working in hospitals operating with little to zero percentage error? Or even imagine if the power and speed of quantum computing was used to advance the field of gene therapy how fast could we engineer the perfect human that never dies?

The beneficial implications and uses of this technology are innumerable, but anything of such reward comes with a high level of risk. Longer life expectancy leads to overpopulation, which is a problem that we are not ready to face. We have also never faced any being of superior intelligence to us, which will be an issue of its own. We must make sure that this technology is placed in the right hands and is used for the beneficial advance of humanity. This has to be done appropriately the first time around because any slight error could threaten human existence as we know it.

Speaking of, Temporal Defense Systems recently purchased one of the most powerful quantum machines available and they will help build the basis for the security systems that will be necessary when this technology arrives on a larger scale in the near future. With quantum technology, they will be able to take security and defense to the next level with device to device authentication, increased speed of threat detection and real time security level rating. James Burrell, exclaims that there are considerable benefits associated with this technology, which are mainly their ability to solve more complex computational problems. This allows them to increase security on pace with the ever changing operational network.

As you may recall from previous posts, quantum technology works on an exponential scale. Because the basis of this technology is currently being made a reality and put into practice, progress will only rise exponentially from here. Remember all of the issues that we brushed off because they were too far ahead of their time? Well the reality is that these problems will be in our face before we know it and we must be prepared to take them on with viable solutions once they are here.

Tapping into Parallel Realities with Quantum Computing

In case you still don’t have a firm grip on the concept of quantum computing the video below does a great job at explaining it. Try to make sure you have somewhat of an understanding of what’s going on or you’re sure to be even more confused by the end of this post.

In quantum computing, the user is able to run the given computations simultaneously because it allows you to tap into those parallel timelines that stack on top of each other. It does this by using qubits that can store information in more than one position at any given moment. On the other hand, in conventional computers the positions of 0 and 1 are mutually exclusive. Each addition of a qubit gives you an additional exponent of processing power by allowing you to tap into one more of these theoretical timelines. According to these quantum theorists and accompanying scientists, there are a significant number of parallel universes that have inconsistencies with the one that we are living in but are just as real and can theoretically be accessed with these computers. There are points in these parallel timelines that overlap and these are known as a nexus which allow for us to move between the given timelines. These changes  and overlapping between parallel timelines have been used to explain the global phenomenon known as the Mandela Effect. Some believe that the Mandela Effect is a consequence of traveling between these timelines as events that occurred in the past change or aren’t as you remembered them to be.

Even back in 2005 David Deutsch stated that Quantum computation will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes. Not many people believed him then but with increased interest in bringing quantum computers to life many of his speeches and explanations have resurfaced in the past couple of years. Below is an excerpt from a Closer to the Truth interview in which Deutsch explains the basics behind quantum computers.

There is plenty of controversy surrounding the field of quantum computing. The first question that many people ask is why there is even a need for quantum computers, as the conventional ones that we have now work well enough and anything more is unnecessary. Geordie Rose made an analogy for these critics that are still having trouble grasping the concept of quantum computing: A horse may have outran the initial Wright Brothers flight, but a plane is not supposed to be a faster horse, it is a machine that takes advantage of another resource that nature has given us (the air) to fill a particular niche that horses would never be able to fill. Quantum computers follow the same pattern. While some conventional computers may be more stable and functional that quantum computers right now, this may not be the case in the near future. Quantum computers also take advantage of their given resources, by utilizing superposition and entanglement, to perform in ways that conventional computers would never be able to do.

Depending on the intent of the user, this additional processing and computational power could have a huge positive or an equally as large devastating effect on the world of technology as we know it today. In 1994 mathematician Peter Shor discovered a quantum algorithm that could find the prime factors of really big numbers. The basis of Cryptography is that if you multiply two large enough prime numbers it will be extremely hard to break this back down into the two parts. With a quantum computer and Shor’s app, this math could easily be computed and subsequently cryptography could be cracked.

Since the creation of the first commercial D- Wave quantum computers, founder Geordie Rose has left the project and started a new project named Kindred. At the moment, Kindred is focusing on building the world’s first human-level AI which Rose assures will be created within all of our expected lifetimes. At Kindred, Rose’s team consists of 34 of the top 50 individuals in the deep learning space community, all working together to change the field of artificial intelligence as we know it. As of right now, the engineer’s at Kindred have been working with full scale humanoids known as Thromang to conduct research and practice machine learning. With some of the brightest minds that made quantum computing a reality now on board with Kindred’s Artificial intelligence project the possibilities of the technology are virtually unlimited. It is impossible to predict exactly what this field has in store for the future but with the exponentially increased processing power of quantum computers and the current level learning ability of artificial intelligence it will only be a matter of time before science fiction becomes reality.