Jun 03 2019
First off, this is probably a Blog article that you never expected from myself or any software technology company. So put your tray
tables up, fasten your seat belt and feel free to move your seat fully to the reclined position. Get seriously comfortable for this Blog post!
I've spent the last year becoming familiar with Quantum Computers and their application for our entree software and our clients. How Quantum Computers work, and the laws of Quantum Physics have also helped me to understand the reason for a common technical support issue. An issue that costs both my technical support team and our clients, a serious amount of time and manpower. Indeed, as much as 20% of our technical support resources are involved with this issue.
This Blog post is something that is either going to capture your imagination, or you will just dismiss it and move on. To my knowledge, NECS, Inc. is the first technology company to come out in the open about this subject.
I also want to mention that I am working on a video about this subject, which may be easier for some to understand than this Blog posting. But if you read through this first, you'll have a much better base of understanding to comprehend the points in the video. So, stand by for the video in the next few weeks!
The best way to start is with some examples. Let's kick this off with the Avocado.
Do you recall the most popular type of Avocado being the HAAS or HASS?
(BTW, there is no wrong answer and feel free to Google all this information for yourself.)
I personally remember it being called the HAAS Avocado. From my research in the past, which I easily remembered, it was named after a German botanist, named Rudolph Haas, who had crossbred two types of Avocados to come up with the version we all are familiar with.
Yet incredibly, the HAAS Avocado has never existed. It has always been called the HASS Avocado. The current story is that it was discovered by Rudolph Hass, a post office worker in California. He had received three avocado seeds from a friend and planted them in his backyard. Two of the seeds didn’t grow properly, but the third one did which became the mother tree for the HASS avocado. Rudolph Hass understood he had discovered something very special and went on to patent it.
[Note to the reader: The story of Rudolph Hass has changed since I started writing this Blog and editing of the video that I mentioned above. I am presenting to you the most recent version. Keep this in mind in case the story changes again. More quantum physics at work!]
Where I am going with this? Let's look at another example, the apple.
Is a popular type of apple, and the national apple of Canada, the Macintosh or the Mcintosh?
If you said Macintosh, you would be wrong. The Macintosh apple has never existed. Which is surprising, because that means that Steve Jobs at Apple Computer incorrectly named the Apple Macintosh computer in 1984. It also means that MACWORLD magazine should have been named MCWORLD.
Although there are many more examples, let me present one more before I go further with this. This one has to do with Thanksgiving, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing.
In fact, when it comes to stuffing mix, do you remember a product named Stouffer's Stove Top Stuffing? I certainly do! I remember the commercials on TV, buying it in the store, seeing the box in my mother's kitchen, etc.
However, Stouffer's Stove Top Stuffing has NEVER existed. It has always been Kraft Stove Top Stuffing. It was introduced by General Foods in 1972 and was invented by Ruth Siems, a home economist for General Foods. It was purchased by Kraft in 1995.
What is going on? And you might ask, how does this apply to my entree data?
I do want to mention next, that if you always knew the HASS Avocado, Mcintosh apples and you never heard of Stouffer's Stove Top Stuffing, that is perfectly acceptable also. This is all just another layer to understand how this works with Quantum Physics and the nature of reality, right down to your data stored within entree or any other type of system (computerized or manual).
So how does this relate to entree and my data?
Especially over the last few years, technology companies like NECS, Inc., have been receiving technical support calls which call for data on reports and dashboards to be verified. This is because the information does not "appear" to be correct by the client.
Note that this Blog post is not related to a software bug or corrupted data, which is another issue that we constantly stay on top of.
Instead, it reflects the memory of someone (usually the owner or general manager), who feels that a report or dashboard is overstating or understating an amount. For example, if you knew from your memory that Dave's Diner always bought at least 20 cases of french fries per month, then you view a report where it shows he never bought more than 5 cases of french fries in a month... you might feel that your entree ERP system was providing you with inaccurate information.
The next step would be to call technical support here at NECS and report this as a software bug.
However, after my technical support department would go through your entree data tables and even hard copy invoices, we would be able to verify that your entree system was providing you the correct information.
The problem is that the verification process can take days and overtaxes our technical support team. Because of this, it has been a growing concern and we estimate that at least 20% of our technical support calls deal with these same types of issues.
How does this relate to Quantum Physics and the Mandela Effect?
My Journey into Quantum Computers and Quantum Physics
In 2018, I began to become seriously interested in Quantum Computers and what they could do for our clients. They operate in a very different manner from silicone-based computers and can provide solutions to problems in a way that has never been seen before.
The leading developer of quantum computer systems is a company in Vancouver called D-Wave Systems. Their latest model quantum computer is the 2000Q.
To understand how these quantum computers work, watch this 40 second video.
A normal computer can find a solution to a problem, such as defining an optimal truck route, by looking at data points, one by one. This is time consuming and can be prone to errors.
Instead, a quantum computer can compare many possible solutions at once, and find the perfect route instantly.
How do they do it? By exploiting the resources of parallel realities. There is a lot said in that sentence. They determine the perfect solution by seeing what works in parallel realities. I did tell you that you needed to get comfortable and fasten your seat belt before reading this Blog!
Watch this 19 minute video from 2015 by the President of D-Wave Systems. He basically states that it doesn't matter if you believe in parallel realities or not. They exist and tapping into them is how a quantum computer works.
So here is something else that is weird about quantum physics:
Like a baseball, electrons can spin clockwise or counterclockwise. But quantum physics states that tiny particles like electrons have a superpower: they can also spin clockwise and counterclockwise at the same time.
Holy stuffing mix!
To imagine how this works, it helps to think about colors: if clockwise is “white”, and counterclockwise is “black”, then what I’m saying is that electrons can be “grey”.
This is obviously a confusing concept for most of us to grasp, since we’ve never seen anything spin in two directions at once. But the math says that’s exactly what’s going on.
So how can these seemingly strange behaviors of quantum physics help a food distribution company? Imagine not just solving truck routing issues, but also:
* The perfect and optimal organization for your warehouse, that you could never even imagine.
* The perfect and optimal way to load items per pallet and onto your trucks, that you could never even imagine.
* The perfect ordering system for your customers. Knowing with great accuracy exactly what products and quantities your customer will need, before even they do, with an order being automatically placed into your system without human intervention.
* So much efficiency that at least 50% of your office, sales and warehouse staff could be eliminated.
* There are many more incredible things that I can imagine, but I'm not ready to expose those yet.
How is this possible?
Rather than store information using bits represented by 0s or 1s as conventional digital computers do, quantum computers use quantum bits, or qubits, to encode information as 0s, 1s, or both at the same time. This superposition of states—along with the other quantum mechanical phenomena of entanglement and tunneling—enables quantum computers to manipulate enormous combinations of states at once.
Quantum physics states that the nature of our reality is holographic, and that there are an infinite amount of parallel realities. This is known as the multiverse or the Many Worlds of quantum mechanics. You can learn more from such books as The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot.
Remember that the atom is 99.9999999999996% empty space. That chair you are sitting in right now? You aren't sitting in it. You are experiencing a reality rule that makes you feel as if your sitting in it.
In fact, if you took every atom from every human being on the planet, all 7.2 billion of us... you could fit them all in a sugar cube. Seriously. If that's not holographic, than I don't know what is.
One way to show that quantum physics and the multiverse are real, is with the Mandela Effect.
The Mandela Effect
The Mandela Effect obtained its name from Nelson Mandela. It involved a large amount of people in 2009 (into the thousands via Internet sites such as Reddit) remembering that Nelson Mandela had died in prison in the late 1980's. They were of course shocked to discover that he was still alive.
The official explanation of the Mandela Effect is a "false memory", "confabulation" or "group misremembering".
So if millions of people distinctly remember Stouffer's Stove Top Stuffing or the HAAS avocado, they are having a "confabulation".
Do you buy that explanation? I certainly don't. I trust my memory and I suggest that you trust yours as well. Why? Because science and quantum physics are on your side.
If the multiverse and Many Worlds theories of quantum physics are true, and the nature of our reality is holographic, then the only thing that we can count on as being real is our consciousness.
And if our consciousness experienced another world (or reality) where you could go to the grocery store and buy a box of Stouffer's Stove Top Stuffing, then that is a true memory for us. Even if we now find our consciousness in a reality where this product has never existed.
By the same means, if you always knew that popular type of avocado was called the HASS, and never HAAS, then that is true as well.
Where do we go from here?
This completes your first lesson about quantum physics and how it can be proven with the Mandela Effect
You now understand that even though your memory may clearly tell you one version of an event, your consciousness may have navigated to another reality, where your memory no longer is true to the reality.
You learned that you should trust your memory. Although where you left your cell phone is a problem that quantum physics is still working on.
And you learned that when you see amounts on reports or dashboards in entree which don't appear to be correct, they could in fact be true. Like I said, this does not include a software bug or a corrupted data table on your server.
You might ask, what if your entree system says there should be 25 cases of HASS avocados, and your warehouse crew can only find 22 cases. Is that a Mandela Effect? This is most likely NOT a Mandela Effect, as your software will stay in synchronicity with the current reality. And you know that incorrect data entry, theft, etc. can cause issues like this.
Remember that the NECS technical support team will be there for you to help you understand and verify these situations.
And when you see the names of products in your inventory that are not familiar to you, it doesn't mean that one of your users went into the database and made a name change. It could have always been that way in your current reality.
This becomes true when you go back and look at the hardcopy of printed invoices. For example, if you sell avocados, your hardcopy invoices (even from years ago) will all say HASS and not HAAS. This even changed from one of our sample invoices on the NECS site. This invoice was printed and scanned on 01/31/2014. I distinctly remember product demonstrations showing this invoice type with the HAAS avocados being the last line item on this document. And now clearly on the original hard copy and online scan, it changed to HASS. Or should I say, it has always been HASS.
If this post has made you a bit curious to this situation and you would like to continue the conversation, please let me know. I have a lot more to add about this subject, and I think you'd find it of great importance on both a business and personal level.
You can reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a side note, I presented this information at our last live 3-day traning event here at our office in Branford, CT to about 12 clients. You can click here to view a PDF of the Powerpoint presentation that I went over with them. They weren't expecting this as part of their training!
ps. Just wanted to mention that Brussel Sprouts have now always been known as Brussels Sprouts. Say that 10 times fast!
UPDATE 06/25/19: I completed the explainer video for this and have posted it to our company YouTube page. You can watch it by clicking here.