Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Life as We Don't Know It

Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Life as We Don't Know It

Article excerpt

The technos are now working on what they call

a quantum computer which will eliminate

thel/0 either/or business once and for all.

But get this: to do so the operating system

must be chilled to near absolute zero.

The only other place in the universe this cold

is somewhere out in something called

The Boomerang Galaxy. By tapping into

quanta the computer can perform

millions of operations at the same time,

sort of like what you do when multi-tasking,

except it would be countless you's

tasking multiple multiples.

This machine (can we even call it "machine"?)

works by tapping into a parallel universe!

Whoever emails there may wind up

in another universe! This is no joke.

All based upon something called,

and what a wonderful name, "The

Collapse of the Wave Function," as

immortalized by Schrodinger with his

famous cat that is dead and alive at once

until some scoundrel opens the lid to its box. …

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