Bit vs. Qubit

None or one:

untrue or true,

a simple bit's

binary view.

One or none

or both can be:

the quantum qubit's

quandary.

A bit commits

with "no" or "yes."

The qubit's whim:

a randomness

until observed,

then certainly

it must agree

or disagree.

untrue or true,

a simple bit's

binary view.

One or none

or both can be:

the quantum qubit's

quandary.

A bit commits

with "no" or "yes."

The qubit's whim:

a randomness

until observed,

then certainly

it must agree

or disagree.

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Poem inspired by quantum computing, which differs vastly from classical computing, particularly where classical bits are no longer used but rather replaced by qubits, which can be 1, 0, or both (a state known as "superposition") and "entangled" with other qubits to multiply the possibilities and complexities of quantum computations.

Some links for more information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_computing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qubit

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_superposition

Submitted: February 4, 2020