Google’s Addictive New Game Lets You Build a Quantum Computer – Review Geek
In honour of world quantum daythat you probably didn’t celebrate, Google and Doublespeak Games just launched The Qubit Game. It’s a weirdly addictive and deep browser game that lets you “build” a quantum computer, no degree in quantum physics required.
The game centers around quantum bits, also known as Qubits, which are the binary version of a quantum computer. These small units of “quantum information” undergo what is called “superposition”, which is why a quantum computer can process complex data at unprecedented speed. Of course, the science doesn’t matter, because it’s just a game.
In The Qubit Game, you try to collect as many Qubits as possible without letting them get too hot. Over time, your quantum computer will become powerful enough to carry out large research projects, and you can earn exciting upgrades to better manage all of your Qubits.
Google explains that The Qubit Game is available on the QuanTime website, a resource for classrooms to teach kids about quantum computing. Children can have the opportunity to play The Qubit Game in school, and Google hopes this will put kids on the path to learning more about quantum mechanics.
Now Google is deep into quantum research, and it even has a Quantum AI Campus in Santa Barbara. Some kids playing this game may one day end up developing quantum computers with Google, which is an interesting and exciting idea.