Archive: November, 2011

Is optical quantum computation easier than we thought?

In my most recent paper (read it here), Tim Ralph and I demonstrate that a single-purpose optical quantum computer might be constructed much more easily than previously thought. In fact, building such a quantum computer is within reach of present-day technology. The paper extends recent results by Scott Aaronson & Alex Arkhipov, where they showed […]

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Unions – Vandals & Extortionists

The recent debacle with Qantas has rekindled my thoughts about the union movement in general. I firmly believe that unions are, in general, a negative influence on our society and many of their activities amount to blackmail and economic vandalism. While there are some legitimate roles for unions, such as providing advice to members and […]

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