Quantum-like Computation and “Thinking” Based on Classical Oscillations


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Classical systems containing decision-making elements can possess quantum-like properties, most importantly interference of probabilities of different decisions. We demonstrate this theoretically using a set of linear numbered oscillators combined with decision-making and other devices. This algorithmically indeterministic system, although classical, can be described in terms of quantum-like unitary transformations, complex wave functions, and non-commuting operators, the decision-making device plays a role similar to the measuring apparatus in quantum mechanics. The system can be used to construct quantum-like bits and logical gates for quantum-like calculations. And as a hypothetical part of some intelligence, it enables that intelligence to have different viewpoints on the same subject and to estimate their differences numerically. References: Yuri F. Orlov, Quantum-like bits and logical gates based on classical oscillators. To be published in the Phys. Rev. A. Yuri F. Orlov, Phys. Rev. A 65, 042106 (2002). Yuri F. Orlov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 243 (1999) Roger Penrose, et al. The Large, the Small and the Human Mind. Cambridge University Press. (2000)

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2
Published: February 23, 2003
Pages: 172 - 173
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: Modeling & Simulation of Microsystems
ISBN: 0-9728422-1-7