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Measurement-Based Quantum Computation

"A natural framework for quantum computation is the standard circuit model, where an array of qubits are appropriately initialized, such as in the logical 0 state, and depending on the algorithmic task, a sequence of quantum gates (typically one-qubit and two-qubit) are applied to the array of qubits; finally, readout is done by measuring individual qubits in the logical 0/1 basis—the so-called computational basis. ..." – By Tzu-Chieh Wei

Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics: Dynamical Collapse Theories

"The debate about the meaning and validity of quantum mechanics is as old as the theory itself. The reason is that the ontology of the theory is not clear at all. Newtonian mechanics is about (ideally, point-like) particles moving in space subject to forces. Electromagnetism is about charged particles, the electric and the magnetic field, evolving in space and interacting with each other. ..." – By Angelo Bassi

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