Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 1st Jul 2008 23:03 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Quantum computers could become a reality very soon, opening up some fantastic possibilities -- including tele-portation, says Richard Gray.
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not so soon
by JrezIN on Tue 1st Jul 2008 23:44 UTC
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Even if one is built and actually works, I don't see *Personal* Computers as we know going away so soon... for 'super computers', it may change the game completely, but for personal computing it means much more the power, it needs to be affordable, common and also it needs personal computing software... looking at the past 20 years, PCs are just a natural and gradual evolution of the mainframe hardware and software, but QC would require a true revolution in software development too.

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RE: not so soon
by sagum on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 07:38 in reply to "not so soon"
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QC would require a true revolution in software development too.

With most software developers having problems creating applications or games that can do effective parallel processing I find it very hard to see them doing any better with the complex idea of QC.

The actual technology is very exciting and it seems the people who are dreaming up what we'll be using the QC for and how fast it is going to work think that the QC is also going to code it self into a working state.

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