Fractal Dynamics & Cutting The Quantum Computational Gordian Knot

Pravir Malik
8 min readDec 28, 2023

Years ago, I formulated a fractal theory in which I suggested that a genuinely radical thought carries an inherent inevitability for impactful change. This is true simply because, from the point of view of repeating patterns, there would be nothing similar, as a result of which the unique imprint would distinguish itself from all other existing imprints. In this process, market logic and dynamics would morph to serve it.

Source: Forbes Executive Library overview of the third and final book elaborating the fractal theory: The Fractal Organization

As I review some recent efforts in the quantum computing field, born of a different perception and thought to do with light and quantum dynamics, the question is whether this fractal theory will prove to be true.

Will the insight — that quanta are a bridge mechanism connecting layers of light together, that quantum computation is a persistent, ubiquitous phenomena continually parsing out reality from moment to moment, that atoms are the most successful of all quantum computers, that genetic-type code resulting from the persistent process of such quantum computation determines law, that ‘space’ is granular — seeded with intentionality encased in quantum-packets, that ‘time’ is the relative working out of such intention seeded in space, that ‘energy’ is the visible transformation of the subtle intention in the seed working to material expression, that ‘gravity’ is the relationship between seeds, that deep insight into quantum dynamics can be gained by studying fractal patterns in matter and life that must emerge from the quantum realms, and that all this and more, truly, is the untapped but not un-tappable possibility of what is meant by quantum computation — bear fruit and make an impact in a rapidly progressing industry?

Or will these root patterns get drowned by the fervor created by claims of quantum supremacy and threats and preparation toward a post-quantum cryptography apocalypse, and by people remaining convinced that there is one and only one path that has already been defined a century ago by the likes of Bohr and Heisenberg, and that seeing into the quantum black-box is impossible because it will cause quantum objects to collapse into an understandable measurable?

That is why I want to take a moment now and reflect on some recent though small developments encapsulated by four Forbes Technology Council Quantum Computing events held this year.

If these events were solely focused on existing thinking to do with quantum computation, there would be nothing to get excited about. There is already plenty of excitement centered around the current focus of speeding up computation by leveraging quantum mechanical properties. But these events are based on something fundamentally different. They are based on the premise that there is much more to quantum computation than meets the eye, and I draw attention, first, to the most recent of the events held on December 12, 2023.

At its heart, this event, From the Near to the Far, was about alternative approaches to quantum computation to penetrate the quantum unknown.

The famous double-slit experiment — christened ‘The Experiment That Broke Reality’ — was leveraged to do this, and as suggested by the illustration, there are three additional quantum computational paths beyond the current one indicated by the oval on the leftmost branch. These paths require accessing a quantum computational whole, in a way that is being lost by the current approach of decomposing and recomposing that whole through probability and statistics.

I am excited to report that I did receive the Best Group Event for Q3+Q4 for this event:

An overview of the event with links to the Forbes recording and technical papers referenced is available here: Penetrating the Quantum Unknown.

Next, I draw attention to the Forbes Event of January 31, 2023 — Managing the Quantum Bubble. The point of this was that the leftmost branch being pursued by the quantum computing industry is difficult and fraught with many barriers. A redirection based on a different order of mathematics hinted at by “function” of atoms, which must emanate from the quantum levels, would perhaps be more fruitful, and the following illustration highlights a key equation in the fourfold function-based mathematics of light (F3MOL) developed over the course of articulating the power of light in a 10-book Cosmology of Light series:

An overview of the event with links to the Forbes recording is available here: The Holy Grail of Quantum Computing.

A third Forbes event took place September 14, 2023, Redefining Quantum Computing Boundaries, and included distinguished leaders Alan Baratz, CEO at D-Wave, Paul Lipman, Chief Commercial Officer at Infleqtion, and Steve Flinter, SVP AI, ML & Emerging Tech at Mastercard. It focused on the practicality of further increasing the relevance of the quantum computing industry.


We discussed the need to create a vaster/more inclusive foundation for quantum computing, current approaches where quantum computing is already being approached differently, and possible trajectories and futures for quantum computing. This event was important in that it reinforced a quantum computational orbit that is already challenging the gravitation of the established view. An overview of the event with links to the Forbes recording is available here: Near to Far.

A fourth Forbes Event, Abundance through Quantum Computation, took place May 23, 2023. The event highlighted the following:

  1. Why is quantum computation an ideal candidate for increasing abundance?
  2. What is the trajectory toward abundance?
  3. What is the connection between quantum computation and genetics?
  4. What is the connection between quantum computation and AI?
  5. How will quantum computation change the foundations of material sciences?
  6. How will quantum computation enhance the management and maintenance of life?
  7. How might quantum computation connect us to an undying source of energy?
  8. How might quantum computation enable interstellar space travel?
Extract from a USPTO nonprovisional patent application filed by QIQuantum

The notion of abundance and the approach to getting there will need to leverage the other three oval-laden branches to the right of the established branch in the illustration depicted earlier. There is much more to be articulated about these possibilities, and likely this will be the focus of some of the Forbes quantum computing events to be held in 2024. An overview of the event with links to the Forbes recording is available here: Quantum Abundance.

The deeper substance of these events is based on a series of layered writings:

  1. The most recent layer appears in a series of nine Forbes Articles — no longer than 1000 words each — written primarily in the last year. These are geared toward the technology executive and tend to be more practical, even though there is some littering of science across them.
  2. The second and deeper layer that forms a background for the Forbes articles appears in a series of nine peer-reviewed technical-mathematical IEEE articles. These were written over the last five years.
  3. The third and deepest layer is the series of ten Cosmology of Light books, which are the foundation from which both the IEEE and Forbes articles originate. These required long contemplation that goes back many years.

The most recent Forbes articles — chronologically listed — hence:

  1. The Potential Impact Of Quantum-Level Dynamics On Human Resources
  2. Managing the Quantum Bubble
  3. How the Quantum Computing Industry Can Ask Necessary Questions
  4. Learning from the Atom-Based Quantum Computer
  5. Genetics and a New Genre of Intent-Based Quantum Computers
  6. Leapfrogging the Singularity Through Integrated Quantum Computational Intelligence
  7. The Possibilities of Quantum Intelligence-Driven Nano-Cyborgs
  8. The Business Potential of Quantum Properties
  9. Four Ways to Reinvigorate the Quantum Computing Industry

The relevant IEEE articles — also chronological — that provide the technical-mathematical background for the Forbes articles:

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

The series of Cosmology of Light books — from the first to the tenth — that provide the mathematical foundations for the IEEE and Forbes articles:

  1. A Story of Light: A Simple Exploration of the Creation and Dynamics of this Universe and Others
  2. Oceans of Innovation: The Mathematical Heart of Complex Systems
  3. Emergence: A Mathematical Journey from the Big Bang to Sustainable Global Civilization
  4. Quantum Certainty: A Mathematics of Natural and Sustainable Human History
  5. Super-Matter: Functional Richness in an Expanding Universe
  6. Cosmology of Light: A Mathematical Integration of Matter, Life, History & Civilization, Universe, and Self
  7. The Emperor’s Quantum Computer: An Alternative Light-Centered Interpretation of Quanta, Superposition, Entanglement and the Computing that Arises from it
  8. The Origins and Possibilities of Genetics: A Mathematical Exploration in a Cosmology of Light
  9. The Second Singularity: A Mathematical Exploration of AI-Based and Other Singularities in a Cosmology of Light
  10. Triumph of Love: A Mathematical Exploration of Being, Becoming, Life, and Transhumanism in a Cosmology of Light

These writings elaborate unique insights and root patterns to do with light and quantum dynamics, that, gratefully, continue to be brought into finer relief through the Forbes events. Artistic articulation enabling more sophisticated pattern formation is a corollary of the growing size of the Forbes Technology Council Quantum Computing group that I have had the privilege to lead. It currently has close to 100 executives from the Forbes Council member companies, even though it came into being just about half a year ago. The caliber of executives naturally forces richer interaction and more deliberate concentration and diligence.

The fundamental question, though, is how long will these new patterns take to have a fractal impact at the scale of markets? These patterns will likely first need to be proven by some simple experiments that I have already begun specifying. The big question, then, is whether this approach will prove to be the sword to cut the quantum computational Gordian knot.

Let us see what 2024 has in store.


Index to Cosmology of Light Links