Classical computers can only take on one such state per gate; 0 or 1. A quantum computer is a processor whose functionality is aligned with quantum mechanics and can therefore take on quantum mechanical states. This is done via so-called qubits, which have more than one state at the same time and thus can solve mathematical problems much faster, or at all, if compared to classical computers.
Since we always talk about colonizing space and living in spaceships, sharing the dreams of visionaries like Elon Musk, have you ever thought about what these concepts might look like? Imagine that in order to colonize space, you can use a spaceship as a first step. Compare that with the countless space movies you probably watched in the past. As you can see, they all have artificial gravity at the start and run around, working like on Earth, while you are just on board a huge spaceship.
We are not in the center, nor are we alone. Other earths exist. What I am talking about are exoplanets that are similar to Earth and are in orbit around another sun, just the right distance for liquid water and the ability to support human life. Even if we haven't found any advanced alien civilizations, planets that are capable of harboring them, we have.
Imagine that humanity could manage to put wars, racism, political drivel and hatred on ice and save the planet's environment while working together in peace and unity as one species. If that were so, humanity would be able to become a Type I and use the last drop of energy that the Earth has available. A Dyson Sphere is a theorem presented by the very famous physicist Freeman Dyson in 1960. It is a superstructure. We build it close to a sun and it is able to capture all the energy that the sun radiates and send it back to earth.
In this paper I am not aiming at the transhumanist movement (which will certainly be a topic in later papers), but I want to introduce you to the work of Nikolai Kardashev, a Soviet astronomer who proposed a method for measuring the total progress of a civilization (in this case, humanity). Nikolai Kardashev came up with the so-called Kardashev Scale, which is a hypothetical measure based on the energy needs of an entire civilization from a cosmic perspective.
All of us know QR codes, those little funny looking boxes which, when scanned, lead us to a website or other information. I will not dive too deeply into their exact functionality. You will find black and white boxes in a QR Code, which are read as bits (white = 0, black = 1) by your QR Code reading app and show an address of a website or other information. What does this have to do with our murder victim?
Unusual topic for a futuristic blog, I know. So why a TV show? In a nutshell: Murderous computer genius engraves computer code as a fractal pattern on a bone of his victim. The "good guys" scan the bones and their computer blows up, preventing them from reconstructing and identifying the victim. Sounds perfectly legitimate to me too, I do this kind of thing all day long. Don't! So I decided to give you a rough reality check of these concepts, because in real life there are things like fractal encryption (yes, even outside the realm of USS-Enterprise-E against the Borgs).