Is Our Universe A Vast Quantum Computer? Interstellar Wormholes, Spacetime Geometry & Gravity

1. Scientists focused on building error-resistant quantum computers are now pondering whether the universe itself is a vast quantum computer that safely encodes spacetime in an elaborate web of entanglement.

2. Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein’s century-old general theory of relativity theory describes how gravity emerges when massive objects warp the fabric of space and time.

3. Theoretical physicist Mark Van Raamsdonk has suspected for more than a decade that quantum entanglement and spacetime are actually interlinked.

4. In 2009, he calculated that space without entanglement couldn’t hold itself together. He wrote a paper asserting that quantum entanglement is the needle that stitches together the cosmic spacetime tapestry.

5. Multiple journals rejected Raamsdonk’s paper at the time. Now, many top scientific researchers find those ideas irresistible because they offer a viable way foward to explain the links between macro- and micro- workings of the universe across vast distances.

6. In the last six years initial skepticism has evaporated, and in 2015 investigating the idea that quantum entanglement shapes spacetime has become one of the hottest trends in physics.

7. Theoretical physicist John Preskill at Caltech stated in 2015, “Everything points in a really compelling way to space being emergent from deep underlying physics that has to do with [quantum] entanglement.”

8. In 2012, another provocative paper presented a paradox about quantum entangled particles inside and outside a black hole.

9. Less than a year later, two experts in the field proposed a radical resolution: Those entangled particles are connected by wormholes — spacetime tunnels imagined by Einstein – that nowadays appear as often in sci-fi novels as in physics journals.

10. If that proposal is correct, then quantum entanglement isn’t “the spooky action at a distance” that Einstein thought it was — it’s an actual bridge linking distant points in space.

11. Quantum entanglement appears to be the secret ingredient that unifies supposedly incompatible views in regard to the General Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics into a theory of Quantum Gravity, enabling physicists to understand conditions inside black holes and in the very first moments after the Big Bang as well as for applied scientists such as ourselves to construct and to harness better Quantum Technology 2.0 devices including Quantum Computers.

12. So where did Raamsdonk’s ideas originate from? They are rooted in the mathematics of the holographic principle and holograms and that will be the subject of a future post we will put forward on behalf of Quantum Innovation Labs!


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