The Quantum Pontiff

Merry Quantum Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I don’t think this explanation for Santa delivering presents using quantum theory works. But it does bring up the question of whether Santa could get a quadratric speedup using quantum gift delivery?

Comments

  1. #1 mick
    December 25, 2007

    Merry Christmas Dave!

  2. #2 Joe Fitzsimons
    December 25, 2007

    Happy Christmas!

    Sorry I didn’t get a chance to say hi at QEC. Hope Christmas is as enjoyable for you and your family, as it is over here.

  3. #3 Phil Warnell
    December 26, 2007

    Merry Christmas all,

    How about a Bohmian take on this? Santa delivering presents is a “quantum potential”, not merely just a possibility. A quantum potential is not realized, yet rather actualized without the need for observation. Many children accept this aspect of potential and thus it is actualized for them. I also would wager that children and others could more readily understand how all this works, as opposed to the quantum algorithm (lest I say fairytale or perhaps an Al-Gore-ithm) :-)

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