NASA gets itself a quantum computer. What are their plans?
These computers will help us find the most expedient solution to a
complex problem. As such, they're poised to revolutionize the way we go
about data analysis and optimization — including such realms as air
traffic control, courier routing, protein modeling, weather prediction,
database querying, and hacking tough encryption schemes."
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A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks become Consciousness
Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science,
thinks he might know the answer. According to Koch, consciousness
arises within any sufficiently complex, information-processing system.
All animals, from humans on down to earthworms, are conscious; even the
internet could be. That’s just the way the universe works."
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