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Link to Scott Aaronson’s Review of Vivek Wadhwa’s Column on Quantum Computing


Firstly: We must go deeper, I know. Secondly: This is pretty scathing stuff:

Were the fact-checkers home with the flu? Did they give your column a pass simply because it was “perspective” rather than news? Or did they trust you as a widely-published technology expert? How does one become such an expert, anyway?

The amazing thing, though, is that Wadhwa actually shows up in the comments1, confesses to a near complete lack of knowledge on the subject, and asks for help. The ensuing back and forth is both civil and interesting to read.

  1. Yes, I’m genuinely linking to a post and suggesting that you read the comments. Remember when that didn’t sound like such a crazy idea?