Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Everything Squared

Damn I'm glad to be alive. Healthy and reasonably happy. Good friends. An endless supply of coffee. I hope to see quantum computers in my lifetime. Although not when I'm 95 and drooling into a cup. What could they do you ask. Well I'm not exactly sure but you could probably use one to slow down time, or compress all the music ever made onto a speck of nano-dust or re-sequence the human genome on your laptop and grow gills. Maybe. Perhaps you could develop a drug so powerful that taking it would put you in a state of infinite bliss. A third alternative to life and death. No pain. You wouldn't be addicted, you'd just be. Be-ism. As we increase the amount of sensory input in our lives it becomes harder to filter out the stuff we really don't need. But couple your cortex with a quantum computer and you could experience trillions of bits of quanta all at once and enjoy it as a complete harmonic cascade and keep at it for years. We're building God. Hyper reality. We'll be able to manipulate the foundation of objective realit.......information. Maybe we'll work out how to hack the cosmos in our lifetime. Or maybe Gaia will slough us off. Do we have a chance?

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