Not Quite a Review:
Quantum Computing the Ultimate Question
It uses qubits not bits to encode
information; quantum entanglement
done the right way makes it work; error codes
keep it from crashing but any movement
could disrupt entanglement, damage code,
’cause your qubits lose communication
and data, thus killing calculations.
No answer to the ultimate question:
life, the universe, everything–that question,
which its makers fed into that machine,
that quantum computer called earth. A part
we all play, our qubits entangled; glean
we that question whose answer, 42,
will make sense of life and this review too.
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But this occurred to me while reading Quantumbit’s post about “The Quantum Source of Space-Time” and I had to write it.
The ultimate question of life, the universe and everything as well as 42, refers to Douglas Adam’s book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I just reread it; this time as an audio book and it was just as fantastic as it was the first time I read it.