Microsoft is pioneering PERSONAL QUANTUM Computing and Smart Cities

We’ve been learning about AI, neural nets, singularities and hadron colliders these past few days. I will link below to some of the threads which brought us here.

For now I want to tell you about the next level of their plans.

Bill Gates and Microsoft are up to big things! In the county where I live Bill Gates will be building a smart city which will take advantage of all this advanced AI. Self driving cars and smart homes are just the start. We shall see what happens there. I’m not sure I want Bill Gates as my neighbor. 0.o

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bill-gates-arizona-smart-city-tonopah/

What do you get for the man who has everything? His own city, apparently.

An investment firm run by Microsoft founder Bill Gates is buying up 25,000 acres in Arizona to create a planned community.

The firm, Belmont Partners, has spent $80 million to launch development on a large plot of land is about 45 minutes west of downtown Phoenix, in a region called the West Valley. The proposed community will be roughly the size of Tempe, Arizona, according to Belmont — 40 square miles and about 160,000 people. 

 

Next we can look at their plans for personal quantum computers.

Microsoft’s plan to build a quantum computing ecosystem is based on Freedman’s field of math and a branch of physics so seemingly mystical its early pioneers invoked philosophy and spirituality to describe it, and its later disciples attracted funding and support from self-help gurus in the 1970s. Even today, experts use terms like “magic state” to describe some elements of quantum computing theory and practice.

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Although it evokes mystical comparisons, experts believe quantum computing will have innumerable practical benefits. That’s because it would allow scientists to do computations in minutes or hours that would take the lifetime of the universe on even the most advanced classical computers we use today. That, in turn, would mean that people could find answers to scientific questions previously thought unanswerable.
Researchers say quantum computing could eventually be used to solve some of the world’s toughest problems, from world hunger to the dangerous effects of climate change.

“A quantum computer is able to model nature,” said Krysta Svore, who has led development of Microsoft software designed to work on quantum computers, as well as the quantum simulators that allow development to proceed even while the first machines are being built. “With classical computers we’re not able to really understand those processes.”

The system is designed so that individual users can simulate problems that require up to 30 logical qubits of power on their own personal computers, and select enterprise customers, using Azure, can simulate more than 40 qubits of computational power.

https://news.microsoft.com/features/new-microsoft-breakthroughs-general-purpose-quantum-computing-moves-closer-reality/

We are heading for Technological Singularity.

The technological singularity (also, simply, the singularity) is the hypothesis that the invention of artificial superintelligence will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization.

Just pause and let that sink in for a moment or two.

 

h/t A Friend

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