From cancer cures to the Kama Sutra, the word “quantum” has been comprehensively hijacked. A book by physicist Chris Ferrie explores why and sets out to fight back
15 February 2023
By George Bass
Opportunism might be an inevitable cost of quantum technology
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QUANTUM threads are said to connect us to the fabric of space-time and serve as a conduit for the universe’s energy. It is enough to make Chris Ferrie, a quantum theorist at the University of Technology Sydney, rage. Firstly, because quantum threads don’t actually exist, and secondly, because they are a clear example of his field of research being hijacked by opportunists keen to attach the word “quantum” to their product.
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Source : New Scientist