Time Crystals in layman’s terms, possibly

I’m going way off what I would normally blog about for this one, but this has absolutely fascinated me. ‘Time Crystals’ were theorized back in 2012 and identified in 2016. They’ve really hit the news in the last few days as Scientists believe they have used Google’s Quantum computer to ‘create’ a Time Crystal. But what is a Time Crystal[…]

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Decoding COVID and solving the software problem

‘The original Human Genome Project required 13 years of work and cost more than $3 billion, now we can sequence the Genome overnight’ I’m often looking for interesting examples of progress, not just in IT but more generally and this one really struck me. The COVID genome was sequenced early as the first cases were cropping up in Wuhan, China[…]

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Lockdowns and bursting filter bubbles

Maybe you’ve not really thought about this before, but a significant portion of the content you see when you’re online is curated by filter bubbles, more specifically your filter bubbles, and lockdown means that more and more of what we watch and read is filtered by them. Filter Bubble: a situation in which an internet user encounters only information and[…]

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From Infrastructures designed for Applications to Application Driven Infrastructures

In order to explain what I mean by this let’s take a look back in order to look forward. If we consider the evolution of architectures… To increase efficiencies and simplify management we started by consolidating multiple workloads onto fewer platforms. With virtualization we were able to take this further, a new level of cost reduction and utilization and more control passed[…]

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