2015 Talking to an electron

‘The most exotic technology ever conceived of the quantum computer’


‘Talking to an electron’ was developed in relation to my quantum consciousness project by using a reading of Feynman’s 1982[1] paper to affect the microwave signal that stimulates and excites the electron to spin. The microwave signal is used in quantum computer research to drive the phosphorous electron to spin  to its superposition.

An audio file of selected readings of Feynman’s paper was converted to the correct sampling rate by Juan Dehollain Lorenzana from Quantum Computation (and Communication) UNSW who took one-thousand samples of the qubit precession in total. This had to be done within the lifetime of the qubit, so in the experiment, these one-thousand samples were taken across the duration of sixty microseconds. In order to accomplish this, Lorenzana had to resample the sound signal so that the minutes-long voice recording of participants could be compacted to an equivalent duration (this is the same converted back with the video-representation of the experiment). The current from the microwave is measured through a silicon transistor. When the atom spin is valued as “down”, there is no current – and when it is “up” there is a blip. These blips are important because they serve as the trigger-points for the audio-visuals. The data from the blips is registered on an oscilloscope and this data is used to drive the visual expression of the quantum computer processing the thoughts of Feynman. These blips can thereby be understood as representing the “geographical” position of an electron (probabilistically) within the Bloch Sphere; triggered in the value of the spin and the frequency of the click. One can, in Quantum Consciousness, listen to the curve of the particle as it spirals through a longitudinal and latitudinal diagram within the quantum “globe”.

[1] Feynman, R. (1982). Simulating physics with computers. International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 21(6-7), 467-488. doi:10.1007/BF02650179