So, any one want to entertain the possibility that, from a Hemn-space point of view, there is no difference between Incanters and Rhetors? Both simply push from one universe to another, it's just that one does so in such a way that the "past" remains the same while the other does so in such a way that the "past" is different from what you remember. Thoughts?
The claim about quantum computers "exploring" all possibilities and "collapsing to the right one" is nothing more than false popular hype and isn't even remotely true. Any half-decent quantum information theory or quantum computing textbook would confirm that. Stephenson clearly did not understand what quantum computers actually do, but the wiki should not reinforce false claims about the real, non-fictional world.