D-Wave: The pale blue dot, quantum computing and the black cube of Saturn
D-Wave is the first computer to be marketed as ‘quantum’ although doubts remain among some scientists as to the veracity of this claim.
It is said that a genuine quantum computer would be able to break all conventional cyphers instantly.
In May 2013 it was announced that a collaboration between NASA, Google and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) launched a Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab using a 512 qubit D-Wave Two that would be used for research into machine learning, among other fields of study
As discussed in previous posts, the black cube is associated with Saturn. In a synchromystical twist, around the same time the D-Wave was unveiled, NASA released a photograph of Earth pictured as a blue dot with Saturn and his rings in the foreground.