Related Issues and Conclusions
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While mathematics is indispensable for understanding the physical world, there are many ways of abusing mathematics, and some examples are presented. Sociological issues related to the saga of quantum computing are briefly discussed.
KeywordsMathematics and reality Banach-Tarski theorem Soldier Švejk Sociological problems Nasreddin hodja Conclusions
It is my great pleasure to thank Serge Luryi, Jimmy Xu, and Alex Zaslavsky, the organizers of the “Future Trends in Microelectronics” conference series, for inviting me to give talks about quantum computing and for sharing my views. I also thank my family for help and support, especially my son Mikhail for drawing the picture at the frontispiece.