Canadian PM Shows Off Smarts
One reporter learned the hard way that you don’t try to call out Justin Trudeau on his smarts.
Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, was speaking Friday at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario.
After making a funding announcement and talking for a few minutes, he took questions from the press.
Thinking he might tease Trudeau about his technical knowledge, a reporter joked that he was originally going to ask the Prime Minster to explain quantum computing. The media member chuckled then went on with a question about Canada’s involvement in the Middle East.
Apparently, the reporter forgot that Justin Trudeau was a teacher before he was a politician.
Not to be short-changed, Trudeau proceeded to impress the audience with a brief, but detailed lesson on quantum computing processes. The video of his response has gone viral.
“Regular computer bit is ether a one or a zero. On or off. A quantum state can be much more complex than that because, as we know, things can be both particle and waves at the same times and the uncertainty around quantum states allows us to encode more information into a much smaller computer,” he offered as part of his explanation.
The crowd loved it. Not just the fact that he was willing to take on the question got applause. He received it multiple times during his answer. Not bad, considering that among the audience members were some of Canada’s most respected theoretical physicists.
Grinning at the response, Trudeau warned “Don’t get me going on this or we’ll be here all day. Trust me.”
Well dressed and well spoken, Justin Trudeau just demonstrated to the world that geek and chic are not mutually exclusive.
© 2016 Vianna Vaughan
source: Fox News