**Subject: **SIRDS and Quantum Computers

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**Date: **Fri Dec 31 1999 - 15:31:16 MET

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In many cases there are very similar behaviours to quantum

effects which are based less in physical processes and more

in terms of the information communicated. SIRDS or random

dot stereograms, optical illusions, and Simpson's Paradox,

are examples which display complementarity dualism and to

some extent, the collapse of a virtual representation into

a more real and measureable one.

Take for instance SIRDS (Single image random dot stereograms)

where a pixel has alot of similarity with a qubit in the sense

that it is representing the virtual superposition of two points

on a virtual 3d object using a real 2D projection.

A qubit in a similar manner represents a superposition

in "a higher dimensional virtual space" like the SIRD

pixel (that the quantum superposition is not "measureable"

like a superposition of radio waves of different frequencies,

is what seems to differentiate it from more classical ideas of

superpositions which can be parametrized into more than one

state).

Can we say for instance that the perceived 3D image of a SIRD

is an analog of quantum superposition and the collapse of that

higher dimension into the lower 2D perception is analogous

to wavefunction collapse ? The 3D image is virtual and "observed"

dynamically while the 2D image is real and "measureable"

statically.

SIRDS/SIRTS

http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/~singlis/sirds.html

SIRTS are Single Image Random Text Stereograms, and seem amazing

in terms of the small amount of text needed to produce a IMO,

rather stunning higher dimensional image for the limited

representation:

SIRTS:

http://www.mit.edu:8001/afs/athena/user/b/r/brick/Graphics/Stereograms/a

lt.3d.stereograms

Simple optical illusions also can divide observers subjectively

if two observers disagree on what they see, even though we

understand the nature of that difference to some extent, the

question of reproducibility of this kind of physical _observation_

has none-the-less become problematic since in this case, the

physical image has two "valid" and complementary interpretations ?:

Optical Illusions

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Another case where observer's are divided on "how they ask

a question" rather than "how they view an answer" is more

quantifiable and yet still may yield two "valid" yet

complementary results for the same data:

Simpson's Paradox:

http://curriculum.qed.qld.gov.au/kla/eda/sim_par.htm

Quantum Computation

http://www.dcs.ex.ac.uk/~jwallace/simtable.htm

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