In the winter of 2010, IQC Director Raymond Laflamme delivered a talk at the inaugural (and awesome) TEDxWaterloo conference, in which he explained how researchers are learning to control the quantum world to create technologies of unprecedented power.
His talk, like the popular TED talks that have spawned hundreds of TEDx conferences in cities around the world, was intended to pique curiosity and inspire imagination.
While the full 18-minute talk can be viewed here, we also wanted to provide a somewhat shorter version with some supplementary visuals (keep an eye out for Schrodinger’s living-dead cat, who makes a cameo). IQC had a big presence at this year’s TEDxWaterloo too, so stay tuned to QuantumFactory for a new video from that event.
In the meantime, enjoy Laflamme at TEDxWaterloo: The Director’s Cut.