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Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« on: December 06, 2023, 07:41:13 PM »
I just watched the 60 minutes segment from Sunday about quantum computing and I am now very in what these fuckers can do.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/quantum-computing-advances-60-minutes/

Purported to be able to eventually reach speeds that are millions of times faster than today’s supercomputers.

So, it could break every encryption everywhere all at once or something rough ridin' nuts like that, and so the government is revamping encryption standards because they know this crap is coming.  Apparently people think these things will be able to compute things that would have otherwise been impossible for traditional supercomputers to do even a 1000 years from now.

What the eff, man, this could get nuts.

We plug an AI into that, and give it access to training data in the form of every accessible piece of material connected to the internet in world, then it’s really just bound by the speed of internet connectivity. It’s going to read everything just as fast as the pipes can connect it.

I mean, this could eventually create real honest to goodness sentient consciousness. This path might be the prerequisite to AGI in our lifetimes. 

What an interesting time to be alive!


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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2023, 07:58:11 PM »
Example…China is going to be able to know every detail about their citizenry at all times, bound only by the speed of connectivity.

China will be able back door every system within their country, all the time, all at once.  Their AI processes will, over time with constant observation, be able to have spooky levels of predictive power on their population.  Video, audio, written….if their citizens did it, they will know it.

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2023, 08:42:23 PM »
You might like this Pete:

https://quantum.country/

I recommend it to anyone interested in the basics of quantum computing.

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2023, 09:06:14 PM »
You might like this Pete:

https://quantum.country/

I recommend it to anyone interested in the basics of quantum computing.

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You’ll need familiarity and comfort with the basics of linear algebra and complex numbers. We'll teach you the rest.


YOU KNOW I DONT KNOW THAT STUFF!  Or, you mistake me, sir.  I am incapable of understanding how quantum computing works.  I am merely interested in the speculated cool and scary crap it can do.

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2023, 09:07:42 PM »
You'll get it, I'm quite confident.

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2023, 09:16:44 PM »
Right on!
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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2023, 09:54:04 PM »
I watched the 60 minutes episode as well and have been reading about quantum computing for a long time, it’s all very cool.  dangerous tho.


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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2023, 10:05:32 PM »
Nothing in our lifetimes.

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2023, 10:24:07 PM »
Nothing in our lifetimes.
That’s not what a couple dudes on 60 minutes said!

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2023, 11:42:18 PM »
Example…China is going to be able to know every detail about their citizenry at all times, bound only by the speed of connectivity.

China will be able back door every system within their country, all the time, all at once.  Their AI processes will, over time with constant observation, be able to have spooky levels of predictive power on their population.  Video, audio, written….if their citizens did it, they will know it.

Sounds terrible.
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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2023, 07:49:32 AM »
Example…China is going to be able to know every detail about their citizenry at all times, bound only by the speed of connectivity.

China will be able back door every system within their country, all the time, all at once.  Their AI processes will, over time with constant observation, be able to have spooky levels of predictive power on their population.  Video, audio, written….if their citizens did it, they will know it.

Sounds terrible.
Certainly there is the possibility that this is like fusion, where they perpetually think they are “this” close, only to find out that they are really “that” close, over and over again.

However, if we assume for a moment that they can and do get there with it, then every government and corporation who does not have this capability is going to scramble to protect themselves. What does that look like? Do they pull back and close off their country and “unplug” from the www?  Do they bend the knee to a government or corporate overlord with quantum AI capabilities who promises to protect them? If you are a government or corporate overlord, how do you resist the temptation to spy on every aspect of your ward’s citizenry?

Is this like nukes, where the prevailing theory becomes that peace is only achieved when opponents all have this capability?

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2023, 08:15:25 AM »
It's been a while since I listened to a couple of interviews on this.  I can't remember who those involved were, but they were super concerned about it.  Especially the ability to brute force the security of all other nations that don't yet have it.  They essentially said that whatever nation got it first, would basically instantly have the power to completely shut down all other nations' military bases, equipment, etc and to shut down power grids, water services, etc and basically cripple all other nations.   

The interviews did discuss all the cool crap it would be able to bring, but how due to people being people, we probably won't get that stuff because we will probably do the above first. 

My concern is that the US has several companies, and several universities, working on this, but is Google "Us"?  What happens if a company is the first to reach it.

Also, LOL at us spending only $1B annually on this.

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2023, 08:29:36 AM »
wonder if it can multiple infinity by infinity

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2023, 08:33:05 AM »
First thing I would do is shut off the internet for the guy two doors down from me.  He has a dog he just lets out and run the neighborhood.  Poops everywhere but his yard.  No fence.  No electric fence.  No internet.  Justice.

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2023, 08:36:12 AM »
have we considered hacking the planet?

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2023, 08:38:06 AM »
I'm going use it to keep track of all my accounts and passwords so I don't have to constantly log in to things I didn't even know I had an account for.

Then i'm going to hack bitcoin.

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2023, 08:40:04 AM »
I'd do something good like make everyone on the planet's bank accounts have a billion dollars in them. solve world hunger in one key stroke.

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2023, 08:40:10 AM »
I'll also probably use it to figure out this Tomlin situation and then use it to turn off Linton's shower right when he has shampoo in his hair.

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2023, 08:50:33 AM »
idea: Mars

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2023, 09:33:40 AM »
Make everyone's tv reboot/go dark the instant it hears the Fox NFL Robot animation come on or every time it hears Chris Collins worth says "you know...".

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2023, 08:31:37 PM »
So "Password1234" won't work anymore? eff me, I want off the planet.
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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2023, 08:35:56 PM »
It’s dr. Manhattan


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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2023, 09:07:45 PM »
idea: password 2.0

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2023, 06:31:24 AM »
Second quantum pc to act as password manager.

You guys ever hear of Spooky Action at a Distance?  Once they incorporate that, we may not need passwords.

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Re: Quantum Computing — WHAT THE eff WILL IT BE ABLE TO DO?!?!
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2023, 10:25:28 AM »
idea: password 2.0
better idea: uber but for quantum computing  :surprised:


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