Today, new my column is released, so I take a day off.

踊るバズワード ~Behind the Buzzword(5)量子コンピュータ(5):

量子もつれ ~アインシュタインも「不気味」と言い放った怪現象

Dancing Buzzword-Behind the Buzzword (5) Quantum Computer (5)

Quantum entanglement - the phenomenon that even Einstein called "uncanny"



Compared to the creepiness of quantum behavior, there's nothing in the horror of ghosts and the stories (really).

については、今回全部書いてしまったので ―― もう、このネタついては、もうこれ以上記載することがありません。


There are just things I'm curious about. In this "Quantum Tangle" survey, I couldn't find any literature or papers that shouted "I don't know!" "Mysterious!" like my column.


After all, there was only the phrase "a phenomenon like this is called "entanglement"", and there is no essential reaction to this phenomenon. It is an

―― 驚愕




Even the description of an academic paper,


"At present, this "non-locality of quantum" called "quantum entanglement" is a physical phenomenon that can only be considered as "insane" from the viewpoint of classical mechanics based on observations."


I wanted to read the above phrase.


It's as if the authors of papers and books think it's "uncool" to be surprised or dismayed.



I believe that


"The essence of the science is "feelings (startle or awe)""


"The essence of engineering is "failure and repetition"



Therefore, I show my honest feelings in the column, upload the failed cases (programs, etc.) to the blog, and expose them to the world.


I am convinced that they are absolutely necessary for the advancement of science and engineering.



In a "cheap" success example (computer simulation in a convenient setting with limited experimental conditions, etc.), the researchers and engineers who mass-produce papers,


I think I'm much more "helpful" than them even if I keep mass-producin and publishing columns based on misconceptions and a lot of failures.


もちろん、偉大な発見や発明をした人/する人の「役の立ち方」には、遠く及びませんが ――

Of course, it's not far from the "helpfulness" of the person who made/will make the great discoveries and inventions.


However, "cheap" researchers and engineers have "cheap" ways to contribute to humanity.


The "cheap" guy does nothing to imitate the behavior of the greatest discoverer or inventor.


"ちんけ"な研究員&エンジニアは、『一生、見苦しく生きて行く』でいいんです ――

"Cheap" researchers and engineers are good at "living unsightly for the rest of their lives".


Even if no one in the world understand it, I can accept you.



(Continuation from yesterday)


We learn the concept of "imaginary numbers" and "imaginary spaces (complex planes)" in high school mathematics.


Despite the name "imaginary", imaginary space is a space that exists in reality (orthogonal space), but is only in a dead angle (orthogonal) from real space.


As opposed to "Really fulfillment", so-called "RE-life"


the "rent-a-girlfriend/boyfriend" is a new value in the orthogonal space,

―― イマージナリ充実、略して「イマ充」

"Imaginary fulfilling", or so-called "IM-life"


We should recognize it.


If you take it one step further, "love" itself is like a vector in cyclic motion on a plane consisting of a "RE-life" axis and an "IM-life" axis.



In an example of a vector that is stagnant on the "RE-life" axis, there are "love birds".


Unsurprisingly, "love birds" have a frighteningly short life-time, since stagnant vectors have no kinetic energy.


On the other hand, in an example of a vector that is stagnant on the "IM-life" axis, it would be a "rent-a-girlfriend/boyfriend.


This vector is also not in motion, so it is the same in that it disappears when the supply of energy (cash) is no longer available.


Conversely, as long as the supply of energy (cash) continues, it can survive.



It is a narrow, short-sighted and unfair way of thinking to say that "the only energy available to maintain love is love itself".


We use our partner's attributes as an alternative energy for "love", for example,


ideas, culture, hobbies, tastes, and preferences, appearance, age, and even education, status, income, etc.



Not a single person should be able to "publicly" deny this fact.



I thought "Even if it's fictional, it's not quite (for me)" about an anime about "renting a lover". so I haven't watched it.


However, I was interested in the costs and business model.


But when I did some research, I found a lot of sites that introduce "rental girlfriends" and "rental boyfriends".


That kind of site was a real turnoff.



But thinking it again, "rental girlfriend/boyfriend" should be a normal business, and it shouldn't be a surprise to me.


This is the "out-of-store" version of the restaurant business with entertainment.


It can be seen as a win-win resource utilization (exchange of money and time) for the needs of "If I can date, it's good enough".


This is the "cloud of dating" and "resource sharing" that is commonplace in the IT world.


Other benefits include (1) field trials for dates, (2) checklists and debugging before the real date, (3) avoidance of isolation, (4) clothing consultants, etc.


Otherwise, it may be useful as a kind of "mimicry" for people who (a) are in an environment of strong marriage pressure (immediate family, community, organization (company)), (b) are in an environment where there is no understanding of homosexuality, etc., or (c) think that "being alone is bad for their appearance"

―― 知らんけど。

I don't know them well.


(To be continued)



This is my impression after watching episode 8 of "My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong,As I Expected -- Final"


Actually, this episode has shocked me the most, so far.



When I was a teenager, I was a student council member and a member of the school festival committee.


In order to get the various projects passed, I was planning many things behind the scenes, using the authority of the student council president and the chairman of the executive committee.


I think I've done some "diggint route root" and "behind-the-scenes maneuvering" that didn't go through regular channels if it was to get the project through.


And, well, this character of mine (narrow, shallow, and cowardly) has not been fixed to this day.

ちなみに、私の価値観の根幹は「本物」でもなく「正道」でもなく「完了」です ―― が、まあ、その話はいずれまた。

By the way, my core values are not "real" or "righteous" but "complete" -- but, well, I'll talk about that soon.



After watching this episode 8, about "diggint route root" and "behind-the-scenes maneuvering" I had done when I was a teenager,


At the time, the adults supervising me had

―― 丸見え

"seen them all"


I doubt they had thought


"I know what he (Ebata) is doing, but if we leave him alone, he'll lift the project to that level and get it done."


"If things get really bad, we can destroy the project if we destroy him alone"



Didn't my "diggint route root" and "behind-the-scenes maneuvering" continue to be overlooked?


Didn't I feel good about it, and I was alone in my euphoria at being able to "complete" it?


Now that I think about it, I think there were a few examples of that.



My teenagers may bave been just a


"stupid child who has been dancing on the hands of adults and doesn't even know it"



嫌なことに気が付いてしまったなぁ ―― と、番組の視聴後に思いました。

After watching the episode 8, "I just found something I didn't like".



I like to work alone.


So, writing the column seems to be in my nature.

しかし、現在のコラムの執筆に関しては ――

But as for writing the current column,


It wouldn't be possible without the support of Ms. M. as the editor, Mr. T as the supervisor of quantum computer, and the three so-called "rude junior".


However, with the exception of Mr. M., I am very distressed by the fact that they has cooperated with me free of charge (and have declined to show credit).


So it is hard for me ask them for deadline about supervision and peer review



This time, I sent three follow-up emails in a row to the "rude junior, and the call came back and


His first words are


"Ebata-san, are you harassing me?"



そんな、ボランティアでご協力頂いている恩人に、事もあろうに『嫌がらせ』なんて、そんな不遜な気持ち ――

I don't like the idea of "harassment" for a benefactor who has volunteered to help me. Such irreverence is


"only the half".




Lately, I've been sleep-deprived and I've been trying to take a nap every so often.


The "dry cell" in my body is a very good performing one.


"I'll take a 10-minute nap and run for five hours straight"



This may seem like a good one, but it is the "cause of our bad insomnia".



Yesterday, I set the timer for "10 minutes" and laid down.


I woke up with 8:34 to go.

2分弱しか仮眠が取れていないのに、その割には、体調がスッキリしています ―― 最近、経験したことがないくらい。

I've only been able to take a nap for less than two minutes. However I was feeling better than I'd have experienced in recent years.


I thought it was odd, so I checked my watch.


The timer was set for "10 hours", not "10 minutes".


先日、「NHKスペシャル 東京リボーン (5)「渋谷 迷宮大改造」」を視聴しました。

I watched NHK Special Tokyo Reborn (5) "Shibuya Labyrinth" the other day.


- The night at the end of May. Major works to move the platform 350 meters and correct the track for 500 meters in 54 hours without stopping the station's functioning.


- It took two years to prepare the plan. More than 1,000 construction workers.


- A race against time, with every minute counted. The unexpected continues to happen even after all the preparation.

十何年か前に、私も、似たような案件(「時間」に関してはもっと厳しい条件だったように思う)に関わらせて頂いたことがあり、思わず、そのことを思い出して ――

Some ten years ago, I was involved in a similar case (I think the conditions were more stringent as far as "time" is concerned), and I couldn't help but think back to it -- and,


I was almost in tears.


This is what I call "drama".



Incidentally, I was on a business trip to London during that period. In front of the Metro station,

―― 地下鉄、まるまる2週間停止

"Subway shut down for a full two weeks"


When I witnessed the shutdown of the transportation infrastructure in a very dynamic manner, I realized that there was a way to do it.


It was truly a "Columbus' egg".


渋谷を経由する全ての鉄道(山手線、埼京線、湘南新宿ライン、井の頭線、東横線、田園都市線、銀座線、半蔵門線、副都心線)を、1週間、完全に停止する ――

All railways through Shibuya (Yamanote, Saikyo, Shonan Shinjuku, Inokashira, Toyoko, Denentoshi, Ginza, Hanzomon and Fukutoshin lines) are to be completely shut down for one week.


The centralized construction of the project "will be difficult".


But if the Great Kanto Earthquake strikes, we won't be able to open the entire line in six months, not one week.

都市機能を1週間まるまる止める ―― 今こそ、そういう「豪快な避難訓練」が必要かもしれません。

Stopping the city from functioning for a week -- maybe now is the time for such a "bold evacuation drill".



This is my impression after watching episode 7 of "My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong,As I Expected -- Final"


There's a word for "self-aware".


It seems to be a term of ridicule for people who use English-words in conversation.


So, I did some research on that word "self-aware".


Assign, Evidence, Commitment, Just Ideas, Zero-Based, Summary, Tight, Default, Fix, Priority...


Hmmm, if I am banned from using these, I am in a lot of trouble.


In particular, I will not be able to have a patent brainstorming session (or should I say, a patent idea review session).


However, I also think some people may find the use of these words offensive.


There's a problem of "misunderstanding of terms". For example, I once got angry when someone mistook "avatar" for "pockmark".


Well, I think it's important to use these terms in accordance with the TPO.



As for me, I'd rather exterminate people

「AI系」: デジタルサービスを、なんでもかんでも、"AI"と言ってしまう奴

"who use the term "AI" to refer to all kinds of digital services"



"It's powered by an AI.so.."

『待った。その"AI"ってどの技術のこと? 機械学習? ニューラルネットワーク? 統計解析? それとも、それ以外?』

"Wait. What technology is this "AI" you're talking about? Machine learning? A neural network? Statistical analysis? Or else?"


If I say something like that, everyone will hate me. It will be too late, though.



"Bad politics!"

『待った。その"政治"ってどの分野のこと? 財政? 福祉? 軍事? 外交? 教育? それとも対象かな。与党? 野党? それとも省庁のことかな。そうだとしたら、その省ってどれ?』

"Wait. What field is this "politics" in? Finances? Welfare? Military? Diplomacy? Education? Or is it the target. The ruling party? Opposition? Or maybe it's the ministry. And if so, which one is that ministry?"


Yeah, I don't like people who say these things either.



On August 22, 2020, at about 10:41 a.m., I received an email from a reader of my column with a question.


I couldn't answer right away either, so I've been thinking about it for a day or two and decided to respond to him on my blog.



(Q1) Your columns cover a wide range of subjects. How do you gather information?



I don't do regular information gathering.


The column will basically be released once a month in January, so I've been doing a crazy amount of information gathering over the past month.


インターネットの検索エンジンを使えば、そこそこの情報は手に入りますが、ニュースや個人のブログよりは、"Google Scholar(論文検索)"を頻用しています。

I can get a lot of information by using Internet search engines. and I use "Google Scholar" (paper search) more frequently than news and personal blogs.


In terms of good quality data, methodical logic, and a focus on extraordinary problems, papers are outstanding.


Nevertheless, I try to "lickety-split" because the text of the paper is difficult to understand.


For more information, this is how you can help.



Other than papers, it's still books.


Since I don't have the money, I use the city library's reservation system to borrow books.


If I decide that I can't make it in time with a reservation, I pay my own way and buy the book on Amazon.


I've found ebooks to be very useful these days.


E-books are very useful because I can write a manuscript while reading a book on my PC display (so in my room, I have four PC displays running at all times).


However, specialty books are expensive, and that's a headache.



One thing I use frequently these days is YouTube.


The YouTube content on "quantum computers" and "quantum theory" is excellent.


The lectures on YouTube, given by university professors and lecturers from prep schools, are excellent because the lectures are explained along with videos, I can stop and watch them over and over again if I cannot understand something,.


In general, content that is easy to understand has a larger audience, so it's good to be able to assess the quality of the content before I watch it.



Otherwise, comic books are a treasure trove of information on social, government, medical, welfare, handicap, law, LBGT, science and technology, and more.


Also, hard science fiction novels, for example, are a pile of advanced technology.



Also, I have "people who contacted us by email to tell him/her directly" and sometimes I go to the homes of experts.


I've learned a lot of things directly from LGBT people, and I've attended interviews about medicine, law, technology and content creators .


I ask before the interview, "I am sorry but I can't pay you for your help", however I've never been rejected by this reason.


これは情報収集ではありませんが、「コンピュータプログラミング & シミュレーション」は、私にとって、最強の味方でありますが、同時に、最悪の敵でもあります。

This isn't information gathering, but "Computer Programming & Simulation" is my strongest ally, but also my worst enemy.


A number of my hypotheses have been rejected by the results of this simulation.



Q2: Are there any magazines, websites or newspapers that you regularly subscribe to?



I do not have a subscription.


I don't have access to the information when I need them, and I can get back issues when I need them (although in many cases I can't get back issues).


However, I try to watch the NHK specials on a regular basis. If I have to, I pay for the NHK archives to watch them.


However, even if I pay a subscription fee or use the NHK archives, I can't watch all of the past content of the NHK Special. Honestly, I'm not happy with it.


As for the newspapers, I am in a situation where I have an "irregular subscription" because my wife changes newspapers regularly because she wants rice, detergent and tickets to the amusement park with the contracts.


Hence, I can write this diary.


That's all.



Thank you for reading my columns.


I would be grateful if I could continue to subscribe to my works.


Best regards,

Tomoichi Ebata.



I received an offer to make a paper on the international conference paper I released three years ago.


I looked it up and it appears to be a solid identity and not SPAM or an ad scam.


One question, however, is the field of the offered paper.

―― 「哲学的取引 (Philosophical Transaction)」

"Philosophical Transaction"



Philosophy is, "the study of life, the world, and the principles of the origin of things, or a view of life created from experience", so I believe this is another form of "technology".


So I don't have a lofty image of philosophy, but I do feel a terrific sense of discomfort about this offer.


Well, my recent work on my original approach to "quantifying human dissatisfaction (anger) and incorporating it into system operations" may be a "field of philosophy".



Anyway, it was an unexpected offer, from an unexpected office.


"That's quite an interesting event to fly in"

I was laughing a bit.