SN 952 Quantum Gates?

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Sep 29, 2020
Look. I have long ago come to terms with the fact that I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed (especially in present company), but I really had to do a face palm after Tuesdays Turbo Encabulator! episode. I mean, it's been literally years! that Steve has been sharing those pictures of Gates in the Middle of Nowhere, and all this time I've been thinking to myself, "OK, that's odd, but ... huh?"
Like, I'm sure every single person in the vast TWiT listening audience and his brother caught on before me. These are Quantum Gates! The builder guy is going along, building his wall or fence or whatever, and he finishes that and starts to install the gate into the hole he's left for it and-Flash-the gate has installed itself in the middle of a soccer pitch 3 blocks over, or in the middle of some shepherd's pasture in Yorkshire or someplace. "Darn waveform collapsed in the wrong place again. Get another gate off the truck, Jimmy."

Um, ... one of the authors of the Logical Quantum Processor ... paper, Hengyun Zhou, gave an interesting talk a couple weeks ago. I'm not going to pretend I understood much (barely any) of it, but he did a good job of explaining the optical tweezers Steve talked about. Quantum error correction was the topic (quantum low-density parity check), not the LQP paper specifically. It was also interesting to hear the sorts of questions the other experts in the room listening to him were asking (in contrast to the sort of questions mainstream media might ask).
This is the talk (youtube) and the channel has several other recent talks by Hengyun's (I guess I'll use his given name) colleagues.
I'm gonna go now ...
Maybe SpinRite 8 will do quantum ECC!
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