# The New Look of Quanta

I recently did an interview with Engati CX where I offered my perspective on quanta and quantum computing:

“The New Look of Quanta” is an interesting title Engati arrived at, and I suppose there is truth to it given the interpretation of quanta I have continually put forward. In its simplest form, the essence of such an interpretation is captured in this brief blog post, Quanta and the big bang, in a couple of paragraphs. A triangulated and more comprehensive approach to understanding its central place in the scheme of things is offered in Three Expressions of a Unified Field.

The interview itself covered some interesting ground:

*What are the potential benefits of this new paradigm of quantum computing?*Note that I address the existing approach to quantum computing based on the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, and the quantum computing I propose, based on a ‘Quaternary Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics’ simply summarized as QIQuantum.*What are the key principles of quantum theory that have direct implications for quantum computing?*Here I made the point that any device that leveraged entanglement, superposition, annealing, or tunneling, or any combination of these at the quantum level, is by definition a quantum computer.*What are the main challenges in building a scalable software systems stack for quantum computing?*My emphasis here is on the alternative technology stack that a quaternary interpretation of quantum mechanics would offer, with its corollary implication of massive and unforeseen impact for new industrial development.*There is much speculation regarding the cybersecurity threats of quantum computing. What is your take on this?*Here I emphasized that while bottom-up entanglement is the approach to cybersecurity, entanglement as a phenomenon is already abundant and in fact ensures that the behavior of an atom with a particular atomic number, will remain consistent universally. The corollary to this is that phenomena such as entanglement and superposition need to be thought of differently.*What is the current status of research in quantum computing? What is the vision ahead for quantum computing?*Here I continued to draw a contrast between what I see as a limited possibility if the Copenhagen Interpretation remains central to quantum computing, versus a quaternary interpretation that would fling the doors of possibility wide open.*Are there any other soundbites that you would like to leave with our audience?*The biggest one remains that mystery that any quantum computer is tapping into by virtue of operating in the realm where the invisible becomes visible. Such a computer needs to be built to draw out the possibilities of such mystery, rather than regurgitate approaches already hammered out by digital computers.