Friday, February 25, 2011

Seth Lloyd on Quantum Life: How organisms evolved to use quantum effects

Very cool to think about - Big Ideas presents Seth Lloyd of the Massachusetts Institute for Technology on Quantum Life, how organisms have evolved to make use of quantum effects. The talk was given at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 comment:

s2tm said...

i was stunned by this presentation. that we had such an understanding of these quantum bits like exotrons.

The thought that it may be controlled by 'quantum' computing, is fascinating. That it may (which Seth eluded to in the end) be in our everyday lives helps to explain why there are events in our lives that just defy explanation. That sometimes something or some 'quanta' can be in two places or more at the same time and instantly.. just by thought alone. Ok I'm stretching it a bit.. but just the same. Yesterdays pseudoscience is today's science as I like to say.