teleXLR8 returns, featuring quantum physicist Gildert on ‘Hack the Multiverse!’

August 16, 2011 by Amara D. Angelica

(credit: teleXLR8)

This exciting news just in from Giulio Prisco: “teleXLR8 is reopening on Sunday 21 10 a.m. PST with a talk by [experimental quantum physicist/programmer] Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse!.”

The teleXLR8 online talk program is “a telepresence community for cultural acceleration,” as their blog puts it. Translation: an audiovideo seminar — think TED in Second Life, plus webcam videoconferencing and video session recording.

The previous phase of teleXLR8 project last year, based on the Teleplace service, produced excellent online talks by Suzanne Gildert, Ben Goertzel, Max Hodak, Randal A. Koene, Luke Robert Mason, David Orban, Mike Perry, Martine Rothblatt, Anders Sandberg, with interactive audience participants — including me, when I could get up that early. Video highlights are here. Topics included brain-machine interfacing, an immortalist strategy, reconstructing minds from software files, a cosmist manifesto, and realistic routes to substrate-independent minds. (KurzweilAI coverage here.)

teleXLR8 2010 (credit: teleXLR8)

Suzanne says: “This talk will be a call to arms. I’ll excite you about quantum physics — our deepest understanding of the Universe. I’ll explain why quantum computing is not as mysterious as everyone thinks. And I’ll show you how to become a quantum computer programmer in less than 10 minutes.

“Join me for an hour of both deep learning and fun, as I proudly stand up for those who are turning an abstract science into a powerful computational resource, and deliver the message that quantum computing is not spooky, it’s just misunderstood.”

Attendance is free but invitation-only, so please contact the organizers if you wish to attend. The full video coverage of the talk, Q/A and discussion will be available online one or two days after the talk.

If you do not understand the simple explanation how possibly can you understand the technical jargon? I must say this is the most confusing part of all this.