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Black hole computing

18 mins | May 28, 2017

Is the black hole at our galaxy's centre a quantum computer? Does data die? Quantum mechanics suggests that all information will remain forever preserved; with one apparent exception – information cannot survive an encounter with a black hole. But is that really the case? Or could black holes actually be ultra-efficient quantum computers? Sabine Hossenfelder investigates in Aeon magazine.

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