# A Quantum Seed

## The Instinct

In 2018, as part of a ten-volume mathematical treatise on the power of light, I wrote ‘The Emperor’s Quantum Computer’ to highlight a different possibility for quantum computation. The recently released 2024 version of the book, which includes illustrations, has been selected to be part of the Forbes Council's Executive Library.

Here are extracts from their description of it:

- This book attempts to reveal something of the vastly different and fundamentally creative quality of computing that must accompany any computation involving the quantum-levels.
- This book will provide readers with the rationale for considering alternative quantum computing architectures to those that have become the contemporary industry approach.
- This book extends the traditional understanding of quantum mechanics by positing that the quantum level is fundamentally creative and requires a different approach to harness its possibilities.
- The book highlights the conceptual shift from a statistical to a functional interpretation of quantum mechanics, inviting readers to rethink the foundations of quantum computing.
- The book is illustrated with art and set-by-step math to elaborate novel concepts.

## A Sense for the Quantum Seed

The quantum seed I highlight here is distinct from the common seed that drives the current development of the quantum computing industry, where progress is clear, and goals are well-defined. This seed, born from the challenges of creating the mathematical model central to the ten-book Cosmology of Light series, is new and different, bringing with it many unknowns.

To give a sense of this quantum seed, I share a series of recent talks delivered at conferences held at prestigious institutes earlier this year, including the Imperial College of Science and Technology, Cambridge University, and the Indian Institute of Management. The titles of these talks provide insight into what I am referring to:

- Quaternary Interpretation of Quantum Dynamics
- Fourfold Quantum-Based Source of Energy
- An Ideal Pulsed Electromagnetic Device Based on a Multi-Dimensional Model of Light
- Exploring New Horizons in Quantum Computation: A Multi-Faceted View of the Double-Slit Experiment
- Sensing the Emergence of New Structure in Matter and Life and its Impact on Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in a Light-Based Quantum Computational Model
- Genetics & Intent-Based Quantum Computation

More detail and mirror-versions of each of these talks follows:

1. Quaternary Interpretation of Quantum Dynamics:

Mirror-version of a presentation delivered at Imperial College of Science & Technology, London, on April 3, 2024, released on #WorldQuantumDay. Suggests additional dynamics exist at the quantum level based on: i) reverse extrapolation of patterns in life and matter that must originate at the quantum levels; ii) a mathematical artifact created by imagining multiple light speeds. Fundamental properties implicit in light are quantized by the successive slowing down of light to slower constant speeds, and finally, at the speed c results first in space-time-energy-gravity and subsequently in fourfold structures that animate matter and life.

2. Fourfold Quantum-Based Source of Energy:

This is a mirror version of a presentation delivered at Imperial College London on April 4, 2024, released today on #WorldQuantumDay. It proposes an untapped ubiquitous energy source — ‘organizing quantum energy’ (OQE). It suggests that OQE can be detected through material means, proposing capacitor chambers specifically designed to resonate with the unique essence of each of the four OQEs.The presentation is based on a paper to be published by Springer Nature. This new perspective on quantum energy opens avenues for further exploration and potential applications in various fields, including physics, chemistry, biology, systems engineering, and modeling.

3. An Ideal Pulsed Electromagnetic Device Based on a Multi-Dimensional Model of Light

This is a mirror version of a presentation delivered at Imperial College London on April 5, 2024. It proposes a framework to conceptualize the ideal Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) device by leveraging a fourfold, multidimensional, symmetrical light model. This device is not only proposed to exert a mechanical cascading effect on atoms, molecules, molecular plans, and cells, thereby initiating positive biological responses, but it would also both mechanically and architecturally leverage four functional aspects of multidimensional light — presence, power, knowledge, and harmony — to create an environment within which light’s transformative alchemy is more likely to be activated.

4. Exploring New Horizons in Quantum Computation: A Multi-Faceted View of the Double-Slit Experiment

This is a mirror version of a keynote delivered at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, UKSIM2024, on March 26, 2024. When exploring different potential paths for quantum computing, revisiting the double-slit experiment is useful, as it helped initiate the study of quantum mechanics. This experiment shows how light can act as a wave and a particle. If you look at it from a bottom-up view, you see the basic ideas of superposition and entanglement, which are crucial for today’s quantum computing. However, a top-down view suggests that light’s “functional” properties could lead to other interpretations of these concepts, suggesting new directions for quantum computing.

5. Sensing the Emergence of New Structure in Matter and Life and its Impact on Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in a Light-Based Quantum Computational Model

This is a mirror version of a talk delivered at the Ninth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology (ICICT) in London on February 18, 2024. The ICICT talk was based on a paper titled “Sensing the Emergence of New Structure in Matter and Life and its Impact on Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in a Light-Based Quantum Computational Model.” To be published open-access by SpringerNature, this paper explores the cosmos as a complex adaptive system (CAS) modeled as a fourfold, symmetrical, light-based, and multi-layered structure in a state of persistent quantum computation. As conditions in the CAS change, this precipitates a change in the underlying mathematical model. The hypothesis is that sensing devices based on this model would naturally be more sensitive to target systems’ changing physics, chemistry, and biology.

6. Genetics & Intent-Based Quantum Computation:

This is a mirror version of a talk given at IIM-Mumbai on Feb 14, 2024. A futuristic view of what is possible with quantum computation based on an alternative trajectory of quantum computational development. This trajectory is based on a Quaternary Interpretation of Quantum Dynamics (QIQD) and ties genetic-type output to persistent quantum computation already conducted by natural quantum computers, such as atoms, molecular plans, and cells. The alternative trajectory suggests that modern quantum computers must integrate aspects of naturally occurring computers, as made visible by QIQD.

## The Creation of the Quantum Seed

Several waves have shaped the creation of this quantum seed. The first wave involved the intense phase of writing the ten-volume mathematical treatise on light. The second wave continued with the writing of peer-reviewed IEEE articles to test key concepts of the cosmology of light with academic audiences worldwide. The third wave focused on translating these concepts, which propose a different trajectory for quantum computing, into business-oriented Forbes articles. The fourth wave comprised a series of Forbes quantum computing events to further test these concepts with global tech executives and the six recent academic talks I highlighted.

WAVE-1: The ten-volume mathematical treatise on light

WAVE-2: A series of peer-reviewed IEEE articles

- An Algorithm for the Emergence of Life Based on a Multi-Layered Symmetry-Based Model of Light
- Light-Based Interpretation of Quanta and its Implications on Quantum Computing
- A Light-Based Quantum-Computational Model of Genetics
- Fourfold Properties of Light and its Relevance to Quantum Computation
- A Light-based Interpretation of Schrodinger’s Wave Equation and Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle with Implications on Quantum Computation
- A Light-based Interpretation of Euler’s Identity with Implications on Quantum Computation
- The Role of a Light-Based Quantum Computational Model in the Creation of an Oscillating Universe
- Envisioning A Light-Based Quantum-Computational Nano-Cyborg
- Enhancing Feynman’s Quantum Computational Positioning to Inject New Possibility into the Foundations of the Quantum Computing Industry

WAVE-3: Forbes articles summarizing an alternative quantum computational trajectory

WAVE-4: Forbes Technology Council quantum computing events and six academic talks

From the Forbes Managing The Quantum Bubble site:

“Member Leader Pravir Malik led a presentation on how to manage the quantum bubble. He dived into various topics, like why quantum computing is so important, the basis of the quantum computing bubble, and how the quantum computing industry can be redirected. Some key takeaways are below.

- The quantum computing industry’s current trajectory will lead to an inevitable bubble.
- A lot can be learned from the most prolific and successful of nature’s quantum computers — the atom.
- We have not even begun to touch the surface of what is possible with quantum computation, from technology stack implications to leveraging mysteries hidden by the quantum veil.”

From the Forbes Abundance Through Quantum Computation site:

“Pravir Malik, Chief Technologist at QIQuantum, led an engaging masterclass on how quantum computation promises to open the door to deep sources of abundance and the trajectory it has to complete to achieve this. Some key takeaways are below.

- Quantum computation is happening constantly in atoms, molecules, and cells. We need to learn to leverage this to enable abundance.
- There is an alternative approach to developing quantum computers by modeling the quantum levels and emergent layers of matter and life as a single system.
- Nano-cyborgs will potentially be able to create quantum patterns, work with quantum intelligence, and influence matter and life from the bottom-up”

From the Forbes From The Near To The Far site:

“In our most recent session, Member Leader Pravir Malik led a discussion on the approach to exploring the unknown and the potential technologies resulting from such exploration. Quantum computing has huge potential because it can significantly speed up computations using quantum mechanics. The quantum realm separates what we can see from what we can’t, suggesting that there will always be unknowns. This constant discovery of the unknown will lead to new technologies shaping our future. Some key takeaways are listed below.

- A simple framework based on the famous double-slit experiment is used to explore the quantum unknown.
- Potential technologies that will surface from such an exploration.
- A possible quantum computing roadmap leading from the near to the far.”

From the Forbes Leveraging Imagination to Surface Quantum Technologies site:

“Pravir Malik kicked off 2024 by leveraging imagination to provide a view into possible quantum dynamics! In this session Pravir provided an evidenced-based fourfold structure of matter and life merged with an imaginative view of light and quanta, to extrapolate possible fourfold dynamics at the quantum levels. Some key takeaways are below.

- Power of imagination in seeing things differently
- Introduction to a quaternary interpretation of quantum dynamics
- Introduction to possible technologies that may result by seeing the quantum realm differently”

## Early Experiments with a Bose-Einstein Condensate

The quantum seed I highlight suggests new ways to perceive and interpret quantum dynamics. Numerous experiments can be conducted to reveal a “functional” basis for quantum dynamics, leading to a foundation for different mathematics and logic to drive a new order of quantum computation and create a distinct architectural platform.

I have begun conceptualizing such experiments by leveraging the field of atomtronics, an emerging type of computing that consists of matter-wave circuits that coherently guide ultra-cold atoms. The accompanying illustration highlights my first use of Infleqtion’s Oqtant platform to create a Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC) consisting of about 8000 Rubidium atoms at a temperature of 97 billionths of a degree above absolute zero.

BECs possess unique properties that make them crucial for understanding the quantum world. Typically, quantum effects are observable only at the level of tiny particles, but BECs can demonstrate quantum phenomena on a macroscopic scale.

I foresee that BECs, combined with appropriate atomtronic circuits, will become a powerful means of leveraging the quantum seed highlighted by this post.

## Wave-5

There is plenty of further work to be done.

I developed the mathematical framework and all the technical IEEE and other articles through intuition. I am now involved in enhancing the language to include constructs such as Hilbert Space, Hamiltonians, Eigenstates, Schrodinger’s Wave Function, and so on.

I am neither a quantum physicist nor a hands-on quantum engineer. My work has been conceptual. As I read and learn more about mainstream quantum computing developments, I see other ways I will need to add to my work.

There are also suggestions for components of atomtronic circuits and new experiments that have to be formulated.