The Google Quantum A.I. Lab Team, a deep-thought group that explores quantum computing, has made a mind-bending mod for Minecraft. qCraft adds blocks that exhibit quantum entanglement, superposition, and observer dependency. Huh? What? I’ll be honest, the video above explains nothing for me, but the Google Quantum A.I. Lab folks say they worked with MinecraftEdu and Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter to make a fun, engaging way to teach quantum physics concepts to kids.
We built the Quantum A.I. Lab to explore the potential of quantum computing, and figure out what questions we should be asking. One question is clear: Where will future quantum computer scientists come from?
Our best guess: Minecraft.
Looking back on some of the incredible Minecraft creations I’ve seen over the years, I think these Google people may be on to something. You can download the mod at the qCraft site.