YouTube: Sun Heisenberg Compensator


Here is a spoof video on high-tech jargon to watch while we wait for the hundreds of press releases that will come out of the SC07 conference this coming week.
About the video:
One of my favorite spoof films was something call the Retro Confabulator. In this update, we parody marketing techno-jargon and laugh as the company launches the Sun Heisenberg Compensator.
Wikipedia definition of a Heisenberg Compensator:
In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Heisenberg compensators are part of the transporter system. A Star Trek matter transporter is presumed to operate by reading the precise quantum state of every particle making up the person to be transported, breaking down that person from their component matter into energy, “beaming” that energy to the desired location, and recombining this energy back into their component matter according to the information gleaned when the precise quantum state was read. However, in quantum physics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle states (in general terms) that one cannot know the quantum state of a subatomic particle to arbitrary precision. Therefore, matter transportation in this way was believed to be impossible, and this was formalized as the no teleportation theorem.
Thus, the creators of Star Trek created a plot device, the so-called Heisenberg compensators. It is unclear how exactly the Heisenberg compensators work. It is, of course, possible that they do not actually tell you the precise statistics of each particle; they could just compensate for not being able to know them. YouTube page

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About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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