The microblog: 2018.12.24 08:02:02

2018.12.24 08:02:02 (1077097050137743361) from Daniel J. Bernstein:

US govt sends $1.2B to quantum salesmen making false promises: e.g. "Quantum computers will be able to sort rapidly through data sets that are too large to ever be stored on conventional devices, such as real-time video of the entire surface of the earth."

2018.12.24 08:26:59 (1077103326456500225) from Daniel J. Bernstein:

Of course money at this scale gets spread around. I could apply for some of it. There are similar programs starting or underway in many other countries. Pretty much every scientist in the area has a clear incentive to support the funding, even if this means deceiving the public.