• Ignition Detection

    The clock reads 4 AM, Pacific Time. The usually bustling headquarters of the National Security Agency is eerily quiet, save for a small team of dedicated analysts and technicians known as the Quantum Whisper group. Their eyes are fixated on their screens, reading an unusual blip in the power consumption data and an encrypted electronic…

  • From Crawford To Quant Vegas

    Chess’s weariness was palpable as his car rolled down the dusty road to Crawford, Texas. The Lehman Brothers bankruptcy was still ringing in his ears, and now this. A summon from former President George W. Bush? It couldn’t be good. His job was a constant parade of messes left behind by the Bush administration, and…

  • Elijah Booker

    Name: Elijah “Eli” Booker Archetype: The Neo-Romantic Poet Background: Elijah Booker, called Eli by friends, emerged during “The Collision” as an old soul in a rapidly modernizing world. A poet and busker, Eli preferred the strum of his guitar and the scrawl of pen on paper over the cold clicks of keyboards and wires. He…

  • Dark Money Dark Matter

    Global Investor Magazine, Feb 2008 By: Richard Marx, Senior Financial Journalist Nestled in the arid expanse of the Mojave Desert, lies the unassuming town of Ivanpah, California. Known primarily for its role as a pit-stop for weary travelers en route to Las Vegas, this secluded desert hamlet has traditionally attracted little attention. But in recent…

  • Birth of Quantcomm

    Are We Witnessing the Birth of Quantcomm? A Strategic Analysis of Vernal Technologies’ Investment in Quantum Technology Authors: Jane Bellingham, Fabian Alvarez, Xiao Fan Date: June 30th, 2008 Abstract This paper aims to unravel the strategic investment of Vernal Technologies in the Ivanpah supercollider project and assesses its potential to replicate the success similar to Qualcomm in…

  • Architect Journal Entry Mar 12th 2008

    Journal Entry: 2008-03-12 As the gentle desert winds whisper against the monolithic construct of Ivanpah, my monument to curiosity, I find a moment of solitude to reflect on this Odyssey, this pilgrimage to the temple of cosmic understanding. The supercollider project, a child of my ambition and audacity, is now nearing its zenith, silently echoing…