Nicholas Harrington

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About Nicholas Harrington

I am a PhD candidate with the University of Sydney. My present dissertation compares the philosophical foundations of Thomas Hobbes and Niels Bohr, with the ultimate purpose of developing a concept of the political based upon Bohr’s theory of Complementarity. The research concerns epistemology; ideational development; the history, philosophy, and sociology of science; and, the rational development of political systems. When I'm not punching keyboard keys I play (a lot of) Magic the Gathering (any other owners of fine, luxury cardboard rectangles, please message me).
19 02, 2021

Quantum Surveillance

2021-02-20T00:52:17+11:00By |Computing, Politics, Quantum AI, Security|

If quantum surveillance, by leveraging quantum algorithms and unlimited access to metadata, could identify individuals in society who seek to do harm – and do so in a way that ensures the innocent were never abused and information was never compromised – is this something society should adopt?

21 12, 2020

Time, What Time?

2021-02-20T01:03:28+11:00By |Politics, Quantum IR, Uncertainty|

Newton, Einstein, and Bohr argued for different understandings of time. When we look back on 2020, at what feels like an historical Black Swan, we should ask ourselves, ‘which understanding of time is most appropriate for our social reality: Classical, Relative, or Quantum?’ 

9 12, 2020

Roger Penrose Versus the World

2021-03-04T10:01:53+11:00By |Computing, Quantum AI|

In 1989, Sir Roger Penrose argued artificial intelligence was [...]

4 12, 2020

The Theory of the Many COVID-Worlds

2020-12-04T10:59:46+11:00By |Politics, Quantum IR|

In 1957, Hugh Everett suggested the Many Worlds Interpretation [...]

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