“It’s like Schrödinger’s cat,” purred Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella from in front of the shimmering model quantum computer. And suddenly a small gasp escaped my lips. I self-consciously peeked to see if anyone noticed. Even though there were 6000 other geeks in the auditorium, I momentarily thought Satya was speaking directly to me.
I’ve long been fascinated with Erwin Schrödinger’s infamous thought experiment from the 1930s. If you’re not familiar with it, you should be, because it explains a lot about how we see “reality"...