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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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RE: Science fiction...
by edmnc on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 06:07 UTC in reply to "Science fiction..."
edmnc
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2006-02-21

how fast do you want your word processor or e-mail client to be?


Yes, and 640K ought to be enough for anybody.

We just don't know what the future (it says in the article in 20 years) word processor or e-mail client will do.

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RE[2]: Science fiction...
by Kroc on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 07:10 in reply to "RE: Science fiction..."
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2005-11-10

Hopefully at the least it lets you write a letter.
I don't want to have to wade through three levels of photo realistic graphics just to get to the in-game typewriter so that I can write a letter and print it.

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RE[3]: Science fiction...
by Treza on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 08:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Science fiction..."
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2006-01-11

Well, the Quantum Computer will be so powerful that you won't need to type anything. It will guess automatically.

Actually, the Quantum Computer will be too advanced to 'accept' doing so silly things as typing a letter.

It may try sometimes to explain to mere humans the fate of the universe, loop quantum gravity, superstring theory, how many gods, what's inside girls' brain, how to win FIFA world cup. Things that matter.

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RE[3]: Science fiction...
by orfanum on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 12:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Science fiction..."
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2006-06-02

Well, by that time perhaps we will have telepathy (or a near universal system of brain augmentation, with a personal cybernetic interface connection to a pervasive global network) as well as teleportation, so we won't need to write letters...;-)

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RE[2]: Science fiction...
by Bully on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 12:23 in reply to "RE: Science fiction..."
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2006-04-07

how fast do you want your word processor or e-mail client to be?


Yes, and 640K ought to be enough for anybody.


That's exactly what i thought as well.
People are so quick to say that something is not going to happen. But the truth is, we just dont know.

I personay find it interesting news to hear that they are making progress. And what it exactly will mean for the future, we'll just have to see.

Edited 2008-07-02 12:24 UTC

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