Thinking Inside-the-Box, Alice et Bob Demonstrate How to Fix Crippling Quantum Computation Errors

…Qubits are the fundamental building blocks of quantum computers in the same way as bits are the foundation of their classical counterparts…

…Unlike phase-flips, bit-flips have an obvious classical analogue and interestingly classical bits in typical memory devices have tremendous bit-flip times compared to state-of-the-art quantum system…

Alice et Bob demonstrate that their cat-qubit stabilization scheme is compatible with macroscopic bit-flip times: they increased the resilience to bit-flip errors from a previous record of a few milliseconds to 2 minutes [Edited]…