### Sometimes I wonder if physicists just sit and stare at what they just wrote

Physicists these days:

No, really:

What an absurdly beautiful universe.

*Let's try to build computers encoding information in a Platonic non-local space built out of events that could've happened but we don't know if they did.*No, really:

If there are N distinct fusion channels in the presence of a pair of particles, the system exhibits N-fold

degeneracy spanned by these states. We refer to this non-local space shared by the non-Abelian

anyons, regardless of where they are located, as the fusion space. Under the assumption that all

microscopics of the system giving rise to the anyons are decoupled from the low-energy physics, the

states in the fusion space are perfectly degenerate. As it is a collective non-local property of the

anyons, no local perturbation can act on it and it is hence a decoherence-free subspace. As such it is

an ideal place to non-locally encode quantum information. We stress that the fusion space arises from

the distinct ways anyons can be fused over how they are fused. If two anyons are actually fused and the

outcome of the fusion is detected, this would correspond to performing a projective measurement in the

fusion space"Introduction to Topological Quantum Computation"

*Leveraging the*is something people are working towards building primitive prototypes of, right now, as I type this.**stories**you can tell about the particles in your system as a computational substrate built out of nothing but mathematics and a delicately engineered suspension of both belief and disbeliefWhat an absurdly beautiful universe.