EDITORS NOTE: IBM have opened up free access to their quantum processor in a move that I feel is more about getting the public used to the whole idea of quantum computing as opposed to them doing this as some open source and for the betterment of humanity moment. I mean, after all, they are the same company that made the machines used by the Nazi’s in the death camp’s of WW2!
Quantum computing used to be confined to the realms of sci-fi and geek conferences (yes, I’m one of said geeks that would tune in), but now they are very much here, and are about to, if they havent already, become very prominent in our lives, very prominent indeed.
Its time to familiarise yourself with the jargon and the basics, and no better place than the documentary film “What the bleep do we know?” that I will include at the bottom of the article.
Remember, these quantum computers will house the A.I. that scientists like Stephen Hawkings warn us about, so its time to wake up to the fact that these machines hold vast importance to us all, for they will be, and are, to be used against us as this Brave New World of the ELites begins to take shape.
Instead of being the free-humanity technology that they most surely could be, in the right hands, they will be turned against us by the transhumanists that are determined to upload their consciousness to the Quantum Computer controlled cloud!
IBM has made a functioning quantum processor available to the public over the internet.
Quantum computing is widely seen as an evolution of computer technology, which may allow for much faster calculations than today’s machines.
The technology is still in its infancy, but one expert said it was a “small step” towards a useful quantum computer.
IBM said it hoped to see processors up to 20 times larger in the next decade.
Traditional computers process all their information using bits – information stored in tiny transistors that can either be on or off – interpreted as values of one and zero.
Quantum computing instead takes advantage of a mechanic called superpositioning that allows quantum bits – or “qubits” – to have values of one, zero, or both at the same time.
Researchers believe this core difference will eventually lead to powerful devices with processing power that will exceed the limits of classic computers.
IBM’s quantum processor is located in its TJ Watson Research Centre in New York. Quantum processors are notoriously sensitive, so it is being kept at supercooled temperatures in a cryogenic refrigerator.
It has just five qubits that can be manipulated, but the company expects processors of 50-100 qubits to emerge within the next decade. General-purpose machines, which IBM calls “universal” quantum computers, will eventually use more than 100,000 qubits.
Its not to long ago we used to tell the computers what to do, and some day very soon the tables will be turned around so that they are telling us what to do. In fact, we are at that point now. Think of the US military drill going by the name of Jade Helm. That had Texas and a number of other states deemed “enemy territory” and the internet went into meltdown as to what it all could mean.
Well, after some digging by the alternative media, and after whistleblowers came forward, it emerged that the “Jade” in Jade Helm referred to an A.I. software being used by the military, and it was this computer simulation program/AI that actually managed the entire military training exercise. When you start to think about all the autonomous drones, ships, helicopters etc that will soon be under the command of just such a system, its little wonder some of the leading scientists in the world are running for the bunkers when it comes to AI.
In a less threatening example of that type of thing IBM’s Watson can get up to, check this out!
Nice dress? Well, just so happens this is the work of none other than… wait for it…. IBM’s Watson!
AT LAST NIGHT’S Met Gala, the lavish annual fashion event hosted by Vogue, model Karolina Kurkova wore a dress that was half man-, half machine-made. The “Cognitive Dress”—perhaps one of the least fashion-forward names found on the red carpet—is the product of a partnership between British design studio Marchesa and Watson, IBM’s friendly cognitive computer.
The gown, a white tulle design embroidered with 150 LED-connected flowers, is an interesting glimpse of how humans and machines can work together to create something that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. To design the dress, Marchesa’s designers first chose five sentiments they wanted the dress to express: joy, patience, excitement, encouragement, and curiosity. Then they fed two datasets into IBM’s Cognitive Color Tool, a program that uses color psychology to match emotion to hues. The datasets—a collection of runway dress images from various designers and a collection of images of Marchesa dresses— refined the colors that Watson could choose from to ensure they aligned with Marchesa’s brand. The purpose of the color picker wasn’t to dictate what Marchesa should do, but to serve up a range of color palettes that the designers could choose from to light the LED flowers. “Basically it guides the designers,” says Ying Li, a researcher at IBM.
Starting to see why I said in opening that its time to get used to all this Quantum stuff?
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