Let’s start at the beginning. What is quantum computing? Today’s computers work with data represented by 1s and 0s—either on or off. This binary computing is the basis of technological marvels from massive supercomputers to desktops, smartphones and IoT devices. But hovering on the horizon is a new form of computing built upon quantum mechanics.
Nestled in the hills of Berkeley, California, is the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LBNL). This is the home of “Sierra,” the second-most powerful supercomputer on the planet, that includes 7K square feet of racks, wires and blinking lights. For reference, the most powerful supercomputer is called “Summit” and is located in Tennessee’s Oakridge National Lab,
Agriculture—or the science or practice of farming—has long surpassed the fairy-tale vision of hay bales, seasonal harvesters, and horse-drawn wagons. It’s likely that any romantics out there can still stumble across sheepdogs herding, maidens milking, and warm jumpers spun from the wool of the land—but there’s no getting away from just how technology-driven and machine-reliant
Facebook’s global growth has skyrocketed in the last ten years, way beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. With such rapid adoption and acceleration, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when Facebook wasn’t the biggest fish in the ocean. But it was—even smaller than the way outdated MySpace. Remember? During this time, the social-network-turned-media-platform, has
There is nothing artificial about climate change. The weather patterns we see around the planet, from colossal floods to catastrophic fires to devastating drought, there is no mistaking the fact that we need to use all the resources in our technological toolbox to fight natural or human-caused disasters. One such advancement is Artificial Intelligence (AI).
We often spend so much time thinking about the internet as a perfect tool for our capitalist pursuits, that we forget some of its more meaningful abilities. Although it certainly has many—from education to healthcare to business—it would be difficult to find one aspect more important than its power to enhance human rights around the
The classic 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” parodied the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, and in particular, made fun of the “deterrence” military strategy—the strategy that we all must hope governs the use or lack thereof of nuclear arsenals. Nah-nah, nah…
America prides itself on being innovative, industrious, and independent—all commendable attributes. Until, as with any polarity, they swing too far in one direction. This appears to be the case when it comes to being slow on the uptake in regulating consumer privacy and data protection on the internet. Today’s commercial practices have grown over the
Estate planning is about setting your affairs in order, making your final wishes known—and from an execution perspective, making it easier for your family to settle obligations and distribute your possessions after you’re gone. Sure, a lot of people don’t like to think, let alone talk, about the possibility of an untimely death, but the
Times sure have changed. It used to be, if you were interested in politics, you went into politics—maybe built up credentials in foreign affairs or law. And if you liked technology, you went into science, computer science, or some related discipline. But those idyllic days of relative separation are long gone. Now, we inhabit a