Maybe I was one of those kids that read (and re-read) 1984 too many times as a kid. Reading this morning that Lockheed Martin will make commercial use of quantum computing this morning made me wonder how it will impact the increasing loss of privacy we experience everyday with all the social networking and computing inventions of late. The claim is that moving to zero and one coding to a system where a one can be a one, or a one and a zero and everything in between, all at the same time. The value, they say, is that the complexity of the options could solve some business and science problems millions of times faster than can be done today.
As I revive the Diatrope Blog, and recognize that I, too, am a part of this revolutionary wave by having a blog, I wonder what I will say here and whether this is a conversation of importance today. I would like to highlight things that may be out-of-fashion, but yet have substance, a quality soring lacking in a world where twitter-speak discourages in-depth engagement with ideas and life too. I will also include tidbits of things I like, for example I was excited to see that the Met Museum in NYC will be open on Mondays come July.
I will also post events that I wish I could attend. For example, I just saw that there is a Science Quiz Night in Washington DC on Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Koshland Science Museum 525 E St., N.W., Washington, D.C. The blurb reads:
Participate in a science quiz night that will test your knowledge about a range of current scientific issues, from genomics to climate change. Put together a team of friends, or come and meet new people while enjoying this fun and engaging evening sponsored by the Koshland Science Museum and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Purchase tickets online or call the museum at 202-334-1201.