On the 23rd of October this year, something very special happened in one of Google’s laboratories. A new generation of quantum computer was tested. A machine unlike any humanity has ever seen and more powerful than Summit, the world’s largest super computer. Google’s computer is about the same size as a large refrigerator. To put this into context, Summit currently occupies a space equivalent to a football field.
It was the summer of 1992 and I was in the prime of my life. I was a fit twenty-something male, not overly unattractive, well built and sporting my own teeth and hair.
If you're Canadian, and you haven't been living in solitary confinement, you'll know who Lindsay Shepherd is. The rest of the world may have caught a brief glimpse of her in International News coverage in 2017. This is her story and it is a testament to the power of the recorded voice. It served as her only redress in an event that cost her her career.
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Deep in the heart of London, in an area occupying just over one square mile, lies the City of London. It is the oldest part of London which was originally named Londinium by its founders, the Romans. The City is home to London’s financial sector and boasts the Bank of England, the London Stock Exchange and the Royal Courts of Justice as but a few of its eminent tenants.