Seminars About Long-term Thinking
About This Show
The Long Now Foundation's monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking were started in 02003 to build a compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking; to help nudge civilization toward our goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare. The SALT talks are curated by Stewart Brand and supported by Long Now members who also get HD video of the Seminars. You can become a member and support the series for just $8 a month: https://longnow.org/membership/
Most Recent Episode
Seth Lloyd: Quantum Computer Reality
This Seminar is sold out. There will be a walk-up line and we'll release unclaimed seats right before the Seminar begins.
Quantum computing is widely considered to be:
The most potentially transformative technology of this century;
Nothing but hope and hype.
A reliable reporter who is familiar with all of the rich variety of quantum research going on and the reality of the remarkable progress in the field (along with its still-expanding potential) is quantum pioneer Seth Lloyd, professor of mechanical engineering and physics at MIT.
Lloyd describes himself as a mechanic of quantum computing, quantum communication, and quantum biology. He is director of MIT’s Center for Extreme Quantum Information Theory, which is working on breakthroughs in general-purpose optimization, vastly enhanced communication, and ultra-precise measurement. In his book Programming the Universe (2006) he proposes that the universe is a vast quantum computer that can eventually be completely understood through local-scale quantum computation.