The Quantum Pontiff

Ode to Self-Correcting Quantum Computers

With apologies to Radiohead’s “There, there”:

in pitch dark i go walking in your codespace.
broken errors trip me as i speak.
just ’cause you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.
just ’cause you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.

There’s always decoherence
Singing you to shipwreck
(Don’t reach out, don’t reach out
Don’t reach out, don’t reach out)
Steer away from these errors
We’d be a decohering disaster
(Don’t reach out, don’t reach out
Don’t reach out, don’t reach out)
just ’cause you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.
(there’s information on your shoulder)
(there’s information on your shoulder)
just ’cause you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.
(there’s information on your shoulder)
(there’s information on your shoulder)
There there!

Why so green and incoherent?
and incoherent
and incoherent

heaven sent you to me
to me
to me

we are accidents
waiting waiting to be corrected.

we are accidents
waiting waiting to be corrected.

Comments

  1. #1 arvind
    February 22, 2009

    Haha…hilarious!!

  2. #2 Jonathan Vos Post
    February 23, 2009

    Staircase Descending a Nude
    by
    Jonathan Vos Post

    Naked as the stairway to heaven falls down
    Marcel Duchamp leaves retinal art behind
    stripped of his academic crown
    crushed by his superconscious mind

    Staircase and nude are intertwined
    in 1913 at the Armory Show
    zero over zero: undefined
    discrete transform of turbulent flow

    Like the swirling stars of Vincent Van Gogh
    superposed facets of breast and rump
    quantum dynamics from head to toe
    the heart is a centrifugal pump

    Castle in the air, memory trace,
    turning point: intergalactic space

    0945-1010
    1 Sep 2008

    copyright (c) 2008 by Emerald City Publishing

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