One Step Closer To Quantum Computing

from the slowly,-but-surely,-maybe-getting-there dept

The Economist is reporting on a new development that might mean bring quantum computing one step closer to reality. I don’t fully understand the details, so I’m not even going to bother trying to explain how it works, but the article actually does a pretty good job giving you a feel for what’s happened. Think of Schrodinger’s cat telling you whether or not a coin toss is fair.

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dorpus says:

The Nuclear Fusion of IT

Like nuclear fusion, quantum computing has been a technology that will be “commercially viable 10 years from now” for the last half century.

Whenever we do start seeing real quantum or DNA computers a few decades from now, it would solve a variety of interesting math problems, like proving that chess will always cause white to win in 137 moves.

To go by the six-degrees-of-separation theory, we could have computers tell us to, say, snap your thumb at 1:57pm today, which will set off a chain of events that will lead to a much better world.

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