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Toronto - Internet Abuzz After Quantum Computing Lesson By Canada's Trudeau

Published on: April 17, 2016 03:00 PM
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Toronto - The Internet was abuzz with praise for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday after clips showing him schooling a reporter on quantum computing went viral.

While political opponents learned a lesson about underestimating the photogenic Trudeau, 44, during last year’s surprise electoral upset, the unnamed reporter fell into the same trap during an event at a Canadian research institute on Friday when he jokingly tested the former teacher’s knowledge.

Trudeau’s explanation on quantum computing generated cheers and applause from the room and set social media abuzz.

“I was like YEAHH I voted for this guy,” said a Twitter user with the handle @smoakoverwatch.

Canadian writer Anakana Schofield tweeted about the reporter’s experience: “This is what teenagers call ‘getting owned,’” using a colloquial expression for utter defeat.

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The exchange began when the reporter told Trudeau: “Morning, sir, I was going to ask you to explain quantum computing” but quickly added a question on when the prime minister expected Canada to resume its mission against Islamic State militants occupying parts of Iraq and Syria.

Trudeau immediately shot back with an explanation on quantum computers, explaining how they do not operate on the principles of conventional physics and are more powerful than current mainstream computers.

“I wish there were more like him,” said a Twitter user with the handle @tonticologo.

Trudeau addressed Canada’s actions against the Islamic State militants directly afterward, although he did not announce any new measures.

The son of a former prime minister, Trudeau led his center-left Liberals to a majority victory in last year’s election with a campaign that emphasized hope and optimism. His political opponents had attacked him as “just not ready” for the job, implying his best feature was his hair rather than his intellectual prowess.



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 Apr 17, 2016 at 03:18 PM Curiosity Says:

Not at all impressed. Reading the first paragraph of a Wikipedia page on Quantum Computing does not make you a brilliant person. Anyone with a tech degree would balk at the media's over-reaction here. They likely all think an iPhone is the most sophisticated piece of technology on Earth.

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 Apr 17, 2016 at 03:51 PM Anonymous Says:

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Curiosity Says:

Not at all impressed. Reading the first paragraph of a Wikipedia page on Quantum Computing does not make you a brilliant person. Anyone with a tech degree would balk at the media's over-reaction here. They likely all think an iPhone is the most sophisticated piece of technology on Earth.

Did he read the first paragraph from a Wiki page? As a matter of fact- no. The man is highly educated and intelligent. Don't dismiss him so cavalierly.

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 Apr 17, 2016 at 05:31 PM JoeField1 Says:

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Curiosity Says:

Not at all impressed. Reading the first paragraph of a Wikipedia page on Quantum Computing does not make you a brilliant person. Anyone with a tech degree would balk at the media's over-reaction here. They likely all think an iPhone is the most sophisticated piece of technology on Earth.

You are totally wrong on two accounts. One, when he was asked the question his reply was not, oh wait one second let me checkout Wikipedia and then replied, no he was able off the top of his head answer the question without looking at Wikipedia. Two, his reply was very cohesive and intelligible for a none-expert, like you and me, to understand. That is a power of communication which the vest majority of people don’t possess.

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 Apr 17, 2016 at 08:08 PM Canadian Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Did he read the first paragraph from a Wiki page? As a matter of fact- no. The man is highly educated and intelligent. Don't dismiss him so cavalierly.

Mr. Trudeau has admitted on camera that he barely graduated high-school and dropped out of Liberal Arts in McGill University because it "was too much stress". He is clearly not highly intelligent if he thought being responsible for 32 million lives was going to be less stressful than Liberal Arts.

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 Apr 18, 2016 at 03:27 AM JoeField1 Says:

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Canadian Says:

Mr. Trudeau has admitted on camera that he barely graduated high-school and dropped out of Liberal Arts in McGill University because it "was too much stress". He is clearly not highly intelligent if he thought being responsible for 32 million lives was going to be less stressful than Liberal Arts.

self-evident that you are not a political fan of your Prime Minister that said, I just checked Wikipedia this is the quote “Trudeau was born in Ottawa and attended Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. He earned a BA in English literature from McGill University in 1994, and a BEd from the University of British Columbia in 1998” so why don’t you go a paddle your political lies to people who don’t know how to Google.

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 Apr 18, 2016 at 10:59 AM Canadian Says:

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JoeField1 Says:

self-evident that you are not a political fan of your Prime Minister that said, I just checked Wikipedia this is the quote “Trudeau was born in Ottawa and attended Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. He earned a BA in English literature from McGill University in 1994, and a BEd from the University of British Columbia in 1998” so why don’t you go a paddle your political lies to people who don’t know how to Google.

Wikipedia is not a very reliable source. As a Canadian, I hope what my PM said in in interview about himself is considered more reliable than what Wikipedia says.

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