https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030239220

DAE think this book looks kind of lame? I bought a copy of Mike & Ike a long time back but don’t know where it is. This new book doesn’t seem like a substitute.

]]>So, in which world do these so-called qubits reside!?! I’m just a layperson but I’ve looked into this subject a bit and I have serious doubts; perhaps someone here could allay those doubts. It would seem to me that in order for quantum computation to be an actual, viable means of computation superior to standard classical computation, these so-called qubits would most definitely need to exist in the PHYSICAL world. And this is my concern. Most folks assume that interference provides proof of the physical existence of qubits; however, there are at least, to my knowledge, three competing hypotheses for explaining interference:

William Tiller’s bi-conformal model (see pages 15 – 17 of that link for the physical explanation and page 12 of this paper for proposed simple and straightforward experiments to decide the issue);

The carrier wave explanation;and,

The Qubit explanation.

And we have these so-called Pre-stimulus response experiments, a great many of them, enough to facilitate a number of meta-analyses, two of which have been published in prominent journals, Frontiers of Psychology in 2012 and SSRN in 2018. Most of these use either a Psuedorandom number generator or a True Random Number Generator; however, there is one experiment I am aware of which utilizes a Quantum Random Number Generator; in addition, we have this interesting paper, Quantum effects in the brain: a review. It just seems to me that these PHYSICAL experiments seem to refute the idea of a PHYSICAL qubit, hence, the idea of quantum computation supremacy.

Now, as far as the Platonic realm is concerned, I’ve found very little mathematical impetus for assuming the physical existence of the qubit and what I have found appears to me more than just a tad bit irrational and illogical; I’m certain I need not review that Platonic impetus here . . .

Perhaps someone could help me resolve these issues!?!

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