Consider the following scenario:
- You are a military truck driver tasked with delivering supplies.
- The destination is close to enemy territory.
- To not be predictable, each truck randomizes the route they take (among N possible routes).
- Deadly ambushes have occurred, but many trucks do arrive safely (0 < probability of ambush < 1).
- You do not know which route(s) will or will not be ambushed.
- You have a choice of picking the random route using a random number generator (RNG).
- The quantum RNG will select the route number based on a series of real-time quantum measurements.
- The classical RNG will use a
coin tosspseudorandom RNG (seeded by the current time).
- Both RNGs can be shown to be cryptographically secure
Question: Should one prefer to use a quantum RNG over a classical RNG to decide on the travel route, given that some of the routes may be deadly?
Clarification: As mentioned by user causative, under MWI, quantum RNG introduces extra worlds and potentially alters decision calculus:
whether it is better to possibly lose the truck in all possible worlds, and possibly save the truck in all possible worlds (this is the outcome of using a PRNG), or whether it is better to definitely lose the truck in some possible worlds and definitely save it in some others (this is the outcome of using a quantum RNG under the many-worlds assumption)