Friday, October 16, 2009

Quantum artificial life

Just a note to myself to eventually look into the concept of quantum artificial life. Not sure what it really is. Doesn't even have a Wikipedia page yet. And a Google search yields little.

Assuming that it really does have some basis in quantum mechanics, two questions pop up:

  1. How can you model and "work" with a system at such a small scale that its characteristics are indeterminate.
  2. In theory, scaling up a quantum-scale system to a macro-scale system means that we flip from that absolute indeterminism to a relative statistical determinism.


-- Jack Krupansky