Fundamental Quantum Theorem Applies to Temperatures Beyond Absolute Zero

The adiabatic theorem – a fundamental achievement of quantum mechanics – was first formulated by Max Born and Vladimir Fock at the dawn of quantum mechanics. The theorem ensures that the evolving quantum state always remains close the so-called instantaneous eigenstate if external parameters change slowly enough. In a sense, adiabatic evolution is something like …

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Braingate Translates in Realtime Thoughts to Text With 94% Accuracy

A paper in Nature reports that a Braingate Brain Computer Interface (BCI) enabled a man paralyzed from the neck down to have his thoughts translated to text with 94% accuracy. An intracortical BCI tdecodes attempted handwriting movements from neural activity in the motor cortex and translates it to text in real-time, using a recurrent neural …

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BYD Passes Volkswagen in Battery Electric Cars in October 2021

BYD battery EV sales rose 176% to 41,232 units year over year and 13% from September, 2021. October PHEV sales increased from 7,126 units in 2020 to 38,771 in 2021. BYD has also sold over 1000 battery electric buses. Volkswagen Group delivered 122,100 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) were delivered to customers from July 1 to Sept …

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Whole Brain Emulation Versus AGI

On the prediction site Metaculus, Robin Hanson and Matthew Barnett have a bet about whole brain emulation versus artificial general intelligence. The bet is that when US labor participation rate is less than 10% then em-like automation will contribute more to GDP than AGI-like. Robin Hanson wrote the book the Age of EM. The “Em” …

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Boring Company Expansion in Vegas

The Boring Company is expanding the Vegas Loop to 29 miles and 51 stations. Boring Revolution finds the Boring system will be a money printer with an insane daily through-put of 495,000 persons and a monster 42% gross margin. He expects the tunnels will cost $162 million. The stations will be built by the casinos. …

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