Time is the most precious thing in our lives, and we never seem to have enough of it. Whether you’re looking to shave more time off or simply make the most of what you have, there’s no denying the convenience of being able to rewind time. Well, a group of scientists managed to do just that, but it probably won’t lead to time machines or anything like that.
Scientists wrote papers about their discoveries scientific reportIn the report, researchers detail how time can be reversed within a quantum computer. This is a big accomplishment, but as mentioned above, it is unlikely that it will lead to inventions such as time machines anytime soon.
But what it can do is help make quantum computers more accurate in the future. We’ve also shown that doing such a thing is extremely complicated and unlikely, so it’s very unlikely, perhaps even impossible, to happen naturally.
The researchers say they set out to see if even a single particle could get time to spontaneously flip, even if only for a fraction of a second. To do this, they started testing in both lab and natural environments. The thought experiment started with localized electrons. This essentially meant they were pretty sure about its position in a very small space.
Unfortunately, quantum mechanics is a tricky field, and the laws of quantum mechanics make it difficult to tell the position of an electron with perfect accuracy. The idea was to allow them to reverse time and determine the exact starting position of the electron.
This finding is interesting and could change the way quantum computers measure accuracy in the future. Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of news about advances in quantum mechanics and computers. In 2018, the ISS created the coldest place in the universe. This year, scientists created matter from scratch.
It’s an interesting age to be living in, and with so many discoveries happening, it will be interesting to see what scientists do from here. How do you overcome being able to reverse