are we all cats in schrodinger's box? will humankind survive?
we humans may be all cats in schrodinger's box.
d-wave technology has sold quantum computers to the likes of google, nasa, and lough-heed martin. these computers are getting more powerful with every generation by great magnitudes. the d-wave 1 is 128 qubits. the d-wave 2 is 512 qubits. the second generation is not 4 times faster but in fact 1000 times faster. in less than 2 years we will have quantum computers that are faster than the universe according to rose's law, although the software to contain the universe digitally has not yet been written.
once software is written that can emulate a human brain the next step would be predicting the decisions that any one human brain will make according to stimuli of environment and past decisions. america has invested $100 million in emulating the human brain, and europe has invested 1.2 billion euros.
here's an example of computers reading the human brain in 2011: http://youtu.be/6FsH7RK1S2E
with the help of technology such as google glass (coming out in 2014) and google maps going on steroids with a live feed of anywhere you want in the world with any computer connected to the internet, a quantum computer will then eventually predict the decisions of every human on earth. it's just a matter of the software being written.
this will, in effect, create fate for every human on earth - that is if it doesn't already exist. this is more than vague astrology. this is the detail of every atom in the universe's movements from the big bang to the end of time. einstein believed that fate exists - just that we weren't able to determine it - yet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_views_of_Albert_Einstein#Determinism
much like the movie 'paycheck' the government that obtains the software and quantum computer to determine the future may make pre-emptive attacks with their supposed future enemies - BEFORE the country has done anything to warrant such an attack.
will humankind survive or go extinct?
Closing Statement from griffin tucker
i have no conclusion, the question remains. as for my powerball prediction, 1/3 ain't bad.