Quantum Revolution understanding Nature

Quantum, Life gets better

From gazing the heavens with a telescope and peering down a microscope we began to understand what makes up everything.  From the smallest to largest.   If the universe was sized down to a pea there you are, all atoms are around us!  Understanding matter and a way to control its properties; well lets just say our technology will advance a Billion fold and  in a smaller time frame.

The Holy Grail Quantum Physics

Quantum physics is giving mankind the power to manipulate the fundamental building blocks of matter.  Science fiction ideas like the space elevator, teleportation, invisibility cloaks, or nanosized molecular machines might soon become a reality. Leading theoretical physicist and futurist Dr Michio Kaku explores the cutting edge science of today, tomorrow, and beyond.  He argues that humankind is at a turning point in history. In this century, we are going to make the historic transition from the ‘Age of Discovery’ to the ‘Age of Mastery’, a period in which we will move from being passive observers of nature to its active choreographers.

There were two great revolutionary ideas in physics at the turn of the 20th century, relativity and quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics is arguably the greater of these.  One third of the high-tech industry currently involves devices whose performance relies on quantum theory.  Quantum mechanics has also revolutionized our understanding of atoms, molecules, chemistry, and even biology.


 

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