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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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I'm not holding my breath
by bousozoku on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 01:13 UTC
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It's nice to say that a computer using a quantum computing core doesn't have to search for keywords, it can search the images themselves, but ummm, wouldn't we still have to enter the information into the images? I don't see any mention of a telepathic interface in the article.

It's nice to theorise but the truth is that, whatever is powering the computer, it won't be fast enough by then.

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RE: I'm not holding my breath
by mounty on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 01:42 in reply to "I'm not holding my breath"
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Yes, the article was disappointingly fluffy and vacuous. The Telegraph used to be regarded as one of the UK's `heavy' newspapers, before Conrad Black bought it.

As we're still struggling to develop ways of exploiting multiple cores properly*, developing algorithms for quantum machines is still some way off.

* --- well, I'll rephrase that. `as we're still addicted to pathetic 3GL high-level assembly languages rather than genuine programming languages that allow clear expression of algorithms'

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