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Quantum life forms
Hello! so I found this article a while ago but never saw much more on the subject. The idea is hypothetical quantum life forms I'm trying to visualize it

Quote:Life as we know it is based on chemistry but what, asks Randy D. Allen of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, if life elsewhere is based, not on chemistry but on quantum mechanics?

An alien life form that can manipulate subatomic particles like our cells manipulate chemical compounds. Humans have existed as a species for less than a million years and we are, as far as we know, the only species on Earth that has even the vaguest notion of physics. We only discovered the atom and learned to unleash its power, Allen observes, within the last century: "Our understanding of quantum mechanics is rudimentary, at best, yet we are on the verge of developing practical quantum computers that promise virtually unlimited computational power. It is conceivable that, in the billions of years since the Big Bang, other organisms evolved at some time and some place that have already mastered quantum mechanics. Let’s say that intelligent, social, organisms with chemically-based metabolism, fundamentally not unlike ourselves, evolved on a planet somewhere in the universe. Their unquenchable curiosity about the universe (or, like us, their unquenchable desire to exploit it) led them to develop efficient quantum computers. They realized that, with such computers, the whole of their existence could be computerized, all memories and life experiences, all emotions and motivations, could be transferred to a collective “quantum brain”. In effect, their “species”, though biologically extinct, could become immortal. No more inefficient metabolism requiring huge energy input, no chemically derived bodies to wear out, no reproduction, no death, no taxes. Just supermassively parallel collective consciousness with unlimited capabilities. Perhaps, through super symmetry or entanglement, they can “see” or “feel” the entire universe. Maybe, they’ve gained the ability to manipulate elementary particles and can control its evolution and its fate."

seems like a good way to get a sufficiently advanced alien, but how plausible is it really?

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Quantum life forms - by viperzerofsx - 03-29-2016, 01:01 AM
RE: Quantum life forms - by Drashner1 - 03-29-2016, 03:31 AM
RE: Quantum life forms - by viperzerofsx - 03-29-2016, 09:50 AM
RE: Quantum life forms - by stevebowers - 03-29-2016, 03:39 PM
RE: Quantum life forms - by Drashner1 - 03-29-2016, 10:32 PM

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