Some new discoveries in Science..... Enjoy

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#1 Sep 16, 2013

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

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#2 Sep 17, 2013
Cool! Thanks.

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#3 Sep 17, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
Cool! Thanks.
Yw... Just wanted to share some cool stuff :-)
Thinking

UK

#4 Sep 17, 2013
Not looking forward to the quantum computer breakthrough that means I won't be able to buy from the internet anymore.

I wonder what the quantum computer equivalent to multiplying two unfeasibly large prime numbers will be?
I_see_you wrote:
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Yw... Just wanted to share some cool stuff :-)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#5 Sep 17, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Not looking forward to the quantum computer breakthrough that means I won't be able to buy from the internet anymore.
I wonder what the quantum computer equivalent to multiplying two unfeasibly large prime numbers will be?
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Security issues?

:)

I doubt they will be able to make that a consumer product anytime soon.
Thinking

UK

#6 Sep 18, 2013
I saw a supercooled quantum computer that factored 15 into 3 and 5. It was the size of a large wardrobe. But if there is something like Moore's Law in the quantum computing world, they'll develop quickly.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Security issues?
:)
I doubt they will be able to make that a consumer product anytime soon.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#7 Sep 18, 2013
Thinking wrote:
I saw a supercooled quantum computer that factored 15 into 3 and 5. It was the size of a large wardrobe. But if there is something like Moore's Law in the quantum computing world, they'll develop quickly.
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Could be I'm too cynical. But from the various published bits I've read, the apparatus is too clumsy to be useful apart from lab proof-of-concept scenarios.
Thinking

UK

#8 Sep 18, 2013
I saw a digital computer emulator of a quantum computer but the limitation there was that normally linear storage requirements go exponential when emulating qubits. It seems unlikely that emulation is a sustainable approach to the problem.

We'll have to wait for true quantum computers improve, I guess.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Could be I'm too cynical. But from the various published bits I've read, the apparatus is too clumsy to be useful apart from lab proof-of-concept scenarios.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#9 Sep 18, 2013
Thinking wrote:
I saw a digital computer emulator of a quantum computer but the limitation there was that normally linear storage requirements go exponential when emulating qubits. It seems unlikely that emulation is a sustainable approach to the problem.

We'll have to wait for true quantum computers improve, I guess.
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I'm not a math guy, so I cannot truly appreciate the curve.

But.

Think of how quickly the level of information you could store, if you went from binary to trinary, to base-4 to base-X for each memory cell.

Current tech is base 2, that is each bit can hold either a zero (no charge) or a 1 (a charge)(they are essentially capacitors--and need constant refreshing).

What if you could change that, so that each bit could hold a zero, a one or a 2? Would that double the information density?

The answer is no--it would increase exponentially with each additional memory-state.

So a quantum-bit computer has the potential to have **hundreds** of memory-states at each "bit".

The potential for information storage is ... kinda amazing.

Potentially, you could exceed all the **current** memory capacity in the world, with a **single** quantum memory device.

:)

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