Assuming Minecraft is insufficiently addictive, Google has decided to introduce a strange, charmed addition to the digital past-time.
Google’s Quantum A.I. Lab Team, working with MinecraftEdu and Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, released qCraft, a Minecraft modpack that lets players experiment with quantum behaviors inside Minecraft’s world, with new blocks that exhibit quantum entanglement, superposition, and observer dependency.
“Of course, qCraft isn’t a perfect scientific simulation, but it’s a fun way for players to experience a few parts of quantum mechanics outside of thought experiments or dense textbook examples,” Google’s team said in a blog post. “We don’t even know the full potential of what you can make with qCraft, but we’re excited to see what Minecraft’s players can discover.”
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