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Fridays are meeting days: Morning are 1-1 meetings with the students I'm advising, afternoon is office hours for my remote lectures, and evening is my collaborative research meetings 😩

Here is what I want to try and accomplish among the breaks:
- Read the reviews on a student paper and send my comments to the student.
- Prepare a poster announcing a new PhD scholarship
- Get started on that poster

After work is done: work on "three weeks in fediverse" blogpost

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@caranha I have fond memories of ALife IX in Boston, MA. I didn't happen to meet you then?

demo.cs.brandeis.edu/alife9/qu

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@wait_sasha I joined the alife community very recently (even though I have been interested in it for a long time), so probably not. 🤔 My first ALIFE conference was Tokyo 2018 :leafeon:

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@caranha I'm new to ALife also! I left the field almost as soon as I started. 💔❤️🤣

Now that my career is so much further along I keep hoping there will be an opportunity to revisit the Quantum Coreworld.

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@wait_sasha I think the idea of Core Wars + Quantum Computing is pretty wild (Well, I love any CoreWars + X project), and maybe the one proper way to "do it right" in the beginning. It is amazing that you were working on it back in 2005.

I am not sure how the landscape on QC is right now. I hear that some companies have early prototypes, but almost paper I get my hands on is full of quackery (not really quantum, or even a proper simulation, just using the word for hype)

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@caranha there is a special class of Quantum States (Stabilizer States) that only require n^2 classical resources to simulate n qubits. ❤️

So my idea was to construct or evolve Quantum Coreworld (QCW) programs that exploited stabilizer states for undisputable advantage.

QCW was also a generalization of Corewar in a 3D space and these programs had "energy" that could be consumed to help them compute more operations per cycle.

Ended up as an appendix to my dissertation.

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@caranha as for QC the VCs have decided it could be interesting (true) and it's an immensely complex field. 💔

So hype it is.

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