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Transcript: What Popularizers of Quantum Mechanics Don’t Want You to Know by Ron Garret

 

Ron Garret

Ron Garret presents The Quantum Conspiracy: What Popularizers of QM Don’t Want You to Know at Google TechTalks Conference (Transcript). This event took place on January 6, 2011.

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Arthur Gleckler: Hi everyone. I’m Arthur Gleckler and I’m happy to introduce Dr. Ron Garret here, who’s going to be speaking about quantum mechanics today. He’s a former Googler from the very early days of the company, around 2000. He was the lead engineer on the first release of AdWords and the original author of the Google Translation console. He also wrote the first billing system that Google used. Also, for many years, he worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, specializing in AI and robotics. I’m hoping to convince him to come back and talk about his experiences, debugging spacecraft 250 million miles from the earth. Here’s Ron.

Ron Garret – Software engineer turned entrepreneur

Thanks. So I’m told that my abstract caused a little bit of a kerfuffle, so let me start out with a couple of disclaimers upfront to kind of manage expectations. The title of the talk was intended to be tongue-in-cheek. There is no actual conspiracy, at least, as far as I know but there is a fairly big disconnect between what you read about quantum mechanics in the popular press and what the actual underlying truth is, and that’s what this talk is about.

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