In honor of World Quantum Day, which you probably didn’t celebrate, Google and Doublespeak Games have released The Qubit Game. This is’a strangely addictive and deep browser-based game that lets you “build” a quantum computerwithout a degree in quantum physics.
The game centers around quantum bits, also known as Qubits, which are the binary version of a quantum computer. These tiny units of “quantum information” go through an experience called “superposition,” which is why a quantum computer can process complex data at unprecedented speed. Of course, the science doesn’t matter, because it’s just a game.
In The Qubit Game, you try to collect as many Qubits as possible without letting them get too hot. Over time, your quantum computer will become powerful enough to carry out great research projects, and you can earn exciting upgrades to better manage all of your Qubits.
Google says The Qubit Game is available on the QuanTime website, a classroom resource for teaching quantum computing to kids. Children may have the opportunity to play the Qubit Game at school, and Google hopes this will inspire them to learn more about quantum mechanics.
Google is deeply rooted in quantum research and even has a quantum AI campus in Santa Barbra. Some kids playing this game might end up developing quantum computers with Google one daywhich is an interesting and exciting idea.