Rosella Tolfree's World
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Rosella Tolfree's World is a fictional world.
While weed in our times is becoming increasingly popular to decriminalize, especially state by state in the U.S., by Rosella’s time, even harder drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, have been decriminalized in an effort for states to capture sales revenues from addiction.
Most 20th and 21st century experts point to the Switzerland model of harm reduction as the gold standard. The reality is Switzerland, until otherwise, has kept its drugs illegal. Simply put, the police are turning a blind eye to the problem of enforcement. Meanwhile, drug use in Europe is reported to be the highest in Switzerland than any other nation and 70% of their young adults are using cannabis. Also, downs syndrome is reported to have doubled in Switzerland between 2003 and 2012, while the birth rate is the lowest it’s ever been. Most would attribute this to older parents, but the use of cannabis during pregnancy increases genetic developmental disorders such as a downs syndrome.
Many decades prior to Rosella’s time, the Perry Memo would cause a controversy in U.S. politics for a time as it exposed a high-level Democratic Party attempt to increase widespread drug use through decriminalization with the sole purpose to increase still births and abortions associated with the intellectually disabled. In doing so, the birth rate would continue to collapse, causing an upward wage pressure on society, allowing for greater taxation potential for socialized services. It was called engineered social policy.
But continue legalization of various drugs in the U.S. and Europe did cause a rise of birth defects associated with drug use which helped to pave the way for the social development of advance IVF and CRISPR systems to allow for human cloning as the main form of human sexual reproduction. This option was being seen as the cleaner way to ensure a healthy child, since society permitted drugs.
The problem with Rosella’s world is that once drugs became legal in states, and federal enforcement became restricted to dealing with transportation between the states, the desire to kick the habit became less in addicted populations. This prompted many states to adopt drug use work protections preventing layoffs and firings for many industries and services, including but not limited to first responders, medical workers, and teachers.
With many states’ cash strap, the efforts to help drug users get off the stuff dwindled, thus turning the states into the new suppliers. Soon, you had state officials paying off drug cartels to help run supplies between states to feed their drug addicted populations. To create a public-private drug economy and prevent users turning to crime to pay for drugs, states had to resort to universal basic income (UBI) for the addicted. Of course, running cash flows through the state coffers allowed for private dispensaries to bank directly with the state since it was still illegal to bank with the federal banking system.
The omni presence of a drug using population helped prop up radical political and hate groups which used them as a scapegoat for all society’s ills, allowing them to win local elections, since the drug using populations tended not to vote. During Rosella’s life, Congress would remove President Carmela Cordano from office as she used the White House to coordinate drug running between states and other nations.
For Rosella herself, as a young adult, she wasn’t immune to the drug culture. She, like her fellow college friends, took part in it. Not only did she do various “recreational drugs” at the group house, but she also did them at wooheys (music/dance events like raves) where dispensaries had booths set up and were the main sponsors of the events.
While most did not see addiction as a problem, they saw the problem of an overdose as a social ill. So, state health officials took the approach of keeping the drug population addicted but never to lethal levels. Unfortunately for Rosella, she would succumb to a lethal overdose but would survive the incident only to be mentally traumatized with a specific and embarrassing sleep disorder known as sexsomnia.
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While major corporations and nations race to build the fastest and largest Qubit quantum computer, there are others talking about the coming of the quantum winter.
These machines could revolutionize healthcare, finance, and manufacturing, or even provide insight into reality itself.
For now, the applications are mostly theoretical. But as Qubits become more powerful, the possibilities are endless.
Even so people talk about the impending quantum winter, or the collapse of the quantum computing market. However, in Rosella’s world, this never happens fully. Just as the markets always have their difficulties, quantum computing will have its own ebbs and flows.
While it’s true that the current state of quantum computing cannot take direct advantage of Moore’s Law. There’s an indirect advantage associated with innovation.
Moore’s Law is less about the exponential nature of computing but the innovative reality of the human intellect against a challenge.
Currently, quantum computing has two major problems that are intertwined with each other, like two particles entangled. One is the practical nature of the substrate being used, and the second is the duplicative scalability of the substrate.
At present Qubit technology requires either absolute zero or near absolute zero for the quantum states, and to compensate for the short computational life span, the quantum error correction requires a vast quantity of Qubits. The constraint of temperature makes the second half expensive and bulky.
While recent a breakthrough in light Qubits allows for “stable room temperature”, the problem this new technology is one of calculation speed. It’s much slower than current absolute zero versions.
Like all things in technology, new innovations come as the result of fits and failures.
The same is true for Rosella’s future world when a monumental breakthrough in the Qubit occurred in a university laboratory in Japan. Japan was still one of the few nations still in pursuit of quantum computing. With many first world nations and major corporations dropping out years prior due to lack of commercial results.
Dr. Chiaki Tsukiyama, as a doctoral student, discovered purely by accident a substrate of material whose properties were unique enough to allow for room-temperature high speed computation of a Qubit. It had a relative permitivity of one like gold and copper, but a relative magnetic permeability of 1.041 giving it an electronic speed or velocity of 98% that of the speed of light in a vacuum. She called the material asagaoite after her favorite Japanese love story.
Thus, the material allowed her to read the quantum state of each individual electron flowing at near the speed of light. Once the material was arranged into a standard Qubit configuration, she had a cheap and affordable Qubit. Thus, solving two of the major problems of Qubits- temperatures for high-speed calculations, and affordable scalability for quantum error correction.
The results would win her a Nobel Prize in Physics and set the world on fire again for the development of the quantum computer and all its promises.
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Seth Underwood writes adult science fiction and political dystopian science fiction. His future political dystopian U.S. world features decades of despot presidents, a flooded world, and new para-military force known as the Ranger Marshals. He has freemium stories at www. sethunderwoodstories.com