Having just returned from some valuable family time in a remote Scottish hamlet, my relaxed mind needed to kick-start itself again ... and what better way than to chat about quantum computing (QC) and social media? Obvious connection.
Now, QC is above my level of understanding, but imagine if that gear stick above was in your quantum car. Instead of choosing a direction to drive in at one time, you'd be be able to drive in more than one direction at the same time. If that explanation doesn't fully explain the concept, then Google the subject matter for more information.
So, as of now, I can fire up my Twitter account and -- as they used to say years ago -- "join the conversation." Once said conversation has been joined, I may thus choose to take a negative or a positive stance depending on my point of view.
The tweet is sent, the #humblebrags or trolling starts to flow, and the conversation veers off onto its chosen path.
In the future (once quantum computers go mainstream) I would be able to take alternative views at the same time, and the respondents would be able to do the same. The conversation would spin off into various directions simultaneously.
Imagine the possibilities:
- Brands would enjoy amazing success, screw up and apologize at the same time!
- People could YouTube videos of their dog AND cat on the same skateboard to the same music!
- Bloggers could write about "The Top 10 Ways To Increase Your Social Media ROI" and "Why Social Media ROI Is Dead As We Know It" in the same post!
It's mind-blowing. All angles could be covered at the same time. Everyone would be right and wrong simultaneously. QC would change the face of social media for ever. But at the same time it wouldn't.