I wasn't aware the QComputers would be made commercial so soon considering that not even upper level gov't institutions use them.
They're still being developed.
Why I'm so eager to push them ahead is because I think not enough funds are going into this kind of research. Not many big corporations care. Intel
and AMD already invested too much into traditional silicon processors (enough for several more years at least).
It's the same with CNT and other technologies. The steel industry probably doesn't care much for CNT.
In the USA, for research to be quick and successful, it needs to catch the interest of a corporation or two.
This is why, when you mentioned that QCs could put current methods of financial transactions (and other events relying on cryptography) in jeopardy, I
immediately assumed you were worried about the effects QCs would have on Big Industries (banking, software companies, etc).
I don't think we need to worry about "12 yr h@x0rs" because before (way waaay before) these things become commercial, they'll be used by the
gov't, military, and (maybe much later) larger corporations. Any irresponsible misuse would be dealt by the corporation and gov't themselves. "But
what if those corporations and gov'ts are corrupt?" Well, what are we doing right now about them? Haha.
You have to remember that by the time a 12 yr h@x0r has one of these babies a BANK will obviously be using one too. It would be using much more
advanced ciphers designed for QCs (so that 12 yr h@x0r had better luck next time). Current ciphers are already developed (before QCs have been made
). After finishing my own work this weekend, I'll see if I can't talk to one of the professors I work under (he's one of the ones
on the forefront of this technology) and see if there is any documentation I can make public.
What you hear about a QC being able to render every single person on the planet being able to be rendered, if you mean just the outer appearance like
a SIMs version of a human, then yes, it's easily done with QCs.
Quantum computers use qubits instead of bits, which means that they hold 4 states of information instead of the standard 0 and 1 states that a bit
How does this help? Well consider 1 byte which is 8 bits. For 8 bits of information, you'd only need 2 qubits. Consider also that we are essentially
only using 1 hydrogen atom for each QUBIT rather than a sizeable chunk of a magnetic drive for each BIT.
Consider again that QC memory isn't like the conventional magnetic drive in the EM fields can be used/abused to introduce operators (think...
near-simultaneous bit masking) that we couldn't even dream of using standard bits.
This enormous amount of storage is nothing new. They could have done this for CNT hard drives too. An article I read a couple of years ago claimed
that CNT the size of a sugar-cube could store the entire library of congress in it. That's not hard to believe considering that it can be read all
over the net that a DNA strand or two is speculated to be able to store the Library of Congress in.
The gov't just needs to either fund this stuff, or get corporations to care about it (hehe, as if the steel industry would like to help out the
research and development of mass production techs for CNT