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Completely tangential, but on the subject of the actual quantum hardware:

I swear that if our entire civilization went under and some future archeologist found this:

https://media.amazonwebservices.com/blog/2019/qc_rigetti_400...

They'd surely assume [at least at first] it was a religious artifact (and they'd only be half wrong?).






https://www.amazon.com/Motel-Mysteries-David-Macaulay/dp/039... (specifically, the section on excavating the bathroom).

That pattern reminds me quite strikingly of aboriginal art

The part that would be particularly interesting to me, without context, would be the deviations from symmetry. At first glance, the holes around the white circles look pretty regular. But the sparser lines of holes in between do not match each other, particularly the upper right.



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