Live forever, disease-free. We have the technology, we've been given just one chance. Will you take that chance?
In the project linked here, you can get started with one-qubit quantum circuit operations using QASM. Yeah, go ahead. Then run the code. Due to the probabilistic nature of quantum mechanics, make sure to play with different numbers of iterations. 10 or more work well, but try also 1 and 100. Think of this as your one-qubit sandbox.
Quantum computing is the biggest revolution in computing since… computing. Our world is made of quantum information, but we perceive the world in classical information. That is, there is a whole lot going on at small scales that are not accessible with our normal senses. As humans we evolved to process classical information, not quantum information: our brains are wired to think about Sabertooth cats, not Schrodinger’s cats. We can encode our classical information easily enough with zeros and ones, but what about accessing the extra information available that makes up our universe? Can we use the quantum nature of reality to process information? Of course, otherwise we would have to end this post here and that would be unsatisfying to us all. Let’s explore the power of quantum computing then get you started writing some of your own quantum code.
“I wanted to make a dent in the suffering and death caused by aging. It seemed like the SENS people were the smartest, most resourceful and best organized among those ambitious enough. Of course, there are also DIYers with no ambitions to save the world, who are content to ‘make yogurt glow‘ in the basement for their own personal satisfaction.”
This is funny, Billie Jean's long-standing claim. I'll say that's been going on for a while!
I've never had such conflicting diametrically-opposed thoughts then that I fully agree with the project, and think of how many great things this project has the potential to produce.
Possibly a cure for cancer.
Perhaps a flawless man-machine interface
(Recursion alert) A flawless man-machine interface and the potentials for both extreme good and extreme evil. But in that case, for a certain percentage of these people, there may be generations of my descendants cursing my act. With a perfect man-machine interface, and a public copy of my DNA, bad bio-hacks could be done by nefarious individuals to me and my descendants. (But then, the "noise" induced into the DNA by each generation of reproduction that "mixes down" the individuality of the "original copy" (aka, me) would make it nearly impossible to gain any "hacking" advantage.)
But on the other side, the knowledge we'd gain by "datamining" 0.1 Megapeople would be tremendous - it could cure cancer/aging/disease and the idea of "immortal till killed" would have to be considered.
I must consider this recursively...