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Trump signs new bill that funds 1.2 billion to quantum computing research

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Liquid N2 or H2 ??
I know they use a liquid. Would have to re-watch that Linus Tech Tips video to find out which kind.

I think the goal of this funding isn't to miniaturize or cheapen the operational cost of quantum computers; it is get software made to use on them and to help competitors enter the market.
 
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$1.2B over the course of 5 years, which means it's not gonna be "distributed" right away and it might not even be enough.
I don't remember the exact figure, but I was watching the news this evening and the natural disasters we have dealt with this year have cost something like 115 billion, the fourth most expensive year on record, they said.

Sums like that make 1.2 seem minuscule, particularly since we're merely talking about mainly mundane things like roads that aren't washed out and homes that haven't been burned by fire.

Of course, the debt is a lot bigger than 115 billion, too! (21.9 trillion.)
 
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An unforeseen side effect of quantum computers will render them useless.

Every time the 'operator' observes the answer, it will change.

j/k. Or it would be hilarious if true.
 

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Legalized extortion. I am forced by law to hand over a portion of my paycheck so it can be redistributed to some government paper pusher's friend who happens to run a quantum computing company. And with no strings so they could literally fail at every level and I don't get my money back. Spend the money on roads first.
 
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Legalized extortion. I am forced by law to hand over a portion of my paycheck so it can be redistributed to some government paper pusher's friend who happens to run a quantum computing company. And with no strings so they could literally fail at every level and I don't get my money back. Spend the money on roads first.
lol you don't know where that money came from bruh. also truck drivers are lobbying for a tax on gasoline and diesel to help pay for the roads.

tax money comes from many places. the money you pay out of your check mostly goes to medicare and social security. so unless you don't mind million sof old people moaning in pain on the streets, and smelling their feces as you walk over them in shopping centers and grocery stores, I recommend you quit complaining and keep paying your taxes :)
 
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This money ought to be invested for a higher purpose, such as building the great mexican wall <sarcasm inside>
 
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lol you don't know where that money came from bruh. also truck drivers are lobbying for a tax on gasoline and diesel to help pay for the roads.

tax money comes from many places. the money you pay out of your check mostly goes to medicare and social security. so unless you don't mind million sof old people moaning in pain on the streets, and smelling their feces as you walk over them in shopping centers and grocery stores, I recommend you quit complaining and keep paying your taxes :)
I agree I rather see me taxes going towards other things other than Super Computing. Roads would be great as were I live the roads are terrible and has caused more damage to vehicles than accidents

And the also not true at least not for me

We pay

Federal Tax
Medicare Tax
Social Security tax sonit not just for old people

If the government is going to take $800 every paycheck at least put it towards something more useful
 
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I agree I rather see me taxes going towards other things other than Super Computing. Roads would be great as were I live the roads are terrible and has caused more damage to vehicles than accidents

And the also not true at least not for me

We pay

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Social Security tax sonit not just for old people

If the government is going to take $800 every paycheck at least put it towards something more useful
dang son you make a lot of money lol. i only get likes $35 taken out lol
 

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This money ought to be invested for a higher purpose, such as building the great mexican wall <sarcasm inside>
Sarcastic reply :)
It is being invested wizely
you have to research things like quantum tunneling to be ready to counter Mexican quantum wall tunneling.
"Think of it as quantum anti virus research if you must :banghead:
 

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I agree I rather see me taxes going towards other things other than Super Computing. Roads would be great as were I live the roads are terrible and has caused more damage to vehicles than accidents

And the also not true at least not for me

We pay

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Social Security tax sonit not just for old people

If the government is going to take $800 every paycheck at least put it towards something more useful
Write your state/city/county officials/ Senators
 

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lol you don't know where that money came from bruh.
It came from the tax payer and today's tax payer is doing a bad job at electing representatives who care about debts and deficits more than they do corporate donors. And insinuating that old people would be helpless without social programs is a sign of a failing education system. The government will break your leg, hand you a crutch, and say 'see, where would you be without me!?'

On topic though, this $1 billion is another example of misaligned priorities.
 

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I just realized something: the original bill was for quantum computing and this executive order seems to be parallel to it for artificial intelligence. From what I gather, this executive order was a response to China setting a goal for itself to be #1 in AI tech by 2030. I posted it to this thread because...the two initiatives look almost identical. Both even have a budget of $1.2 billion. More info/analysis:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicabaron/2019/02/11/will-trumps-new-artificial-intelligence-initiative-make-the-u-s-the-world-leader-in-ai/#bf37086a0170
 
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It came from the tax payer and today's tax payer is doing a bad job at electing representatives who care about debts and deficits more than they do corporate donors. And insinuating that old people would be helpless without social programs is a sign of a failing education system. The government will break your leg, hand you a crutch, and say 'see, where would you be without me!?'

On topic though, this $1 billion is another example of misaligned priorities.
do you even know why social security was implemented to begin with? read history please. the biggest issue is 6 trillion dollars on wars that never changed anything. we negated airplanes being used as a weapon, all we needed was stronger borders, not wars. 1 billion or 6 trillion, which is the bigger problem? you tell me
 
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