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Google plans 'watershed' quantum computing announcement in December

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posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 07:36 PM
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The world is about to change and it will change drastically. I remember Dr. Kaku said something years ago that I never forgot. He said the world will go through birth pangs as we transition from a type 0 to a type 1 civilization and terrorist could become a threat that could stop us from making that transition. Maybe we will get into some WW3 before we can make the transition and blow ourselves up or that's the way humans kill themselves off but things like machine intelligence and quantum computers survive our destruction.

If you look at technology, something on a bigger scale than the internet is about to happen. Nanotechnology, gene editing, quantum computing, machine intelligence, 3D printing and more are really advancing.

Here's more:


A "watershed announcement" from Google regarding quantum computers is expected to be made on 8 December, according to a board member of the quantum computing firm D-Wave. Steve Jurvetson gave no other details about what Google is planning, though his comments were related to an image projecting the predicted exponential progress of quantum computing over the next few years.

"Stay tuned for what may be a watershed announcement from Google on Dec 8," Jurvetson wrote in a recent comment to the image he posted to Flickr more than three years ago. First spotted by Google news site 9to5Google, Jurveston's remarks come as D-Wave announced that a 1,000+ qubit quantum computer has been sold to national security research institution Los Alamos.

Jurvetson's Flickr image depicts Rose's Law, which mimics Moore's law in charting the growth of computational power of quantum computers over time. According to the graph, extrapolated from data points taken from previous quantum computing milestones, the point at which quantum computers surpass conventional computers should be in the very near future.


www.ibtimes.co.uk...



The world is a changing! If you look at the chart, quantum computers should start to grow so fast, they will soon surpass the computational power of the entire universe.


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posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 07:59 PM
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Soon we'll know the answers before we know the questions!

Anyways, they'll never beat my old zx, it has a FAST mode you know!


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posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: neoholographic

Quantum computing is still very much in its' infancy. You're going to be disappointed when this announcement, whatever it is, isn't the world-changing event you seem to think it will be.



posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 08:04 PM
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This is a very interesting thread, I had no idea that quantum computers were advancing so fast. It looks like they will be very viable just 3 years from now in 2018. What will all that computing power be used for? How long until the general public gets to use it?



posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: neoholographic

i have a feeling that sooner or later, the emergence of a "next level" civilization is going to mean the fall of ours. how did ultron put it? "the only thing living in this world will be metal" and really, if we had the option, im sure we would line up by the thousands to upgrade to android "suits" and abandon our organic ones. imagine having a Vision for every person in the world, the billion eyes of one massive sentience.
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posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: neoholographic
If they have an announcement I wish they would make it instead of saying "we're going to make an announcement" which is a near-zero content announcement.

Last I heard the quantum computer didn't show a clear advantage, but maybe they figured out a way to make it pass a different test?

Google’s quantum computer just flunked its first big test

When the D-Wave 2 was first released last year, it was accompanied by a tidal wave of hype. The machine was a self-proclaimed quantum computer, commercially available to anyone with $15 million to spend, and attracting the attention of everyone from NASA to the NSA. One of the computer’s buyers was Google,which launched a new lab to test the device's powers more rigorously than they’d ever been tested before. This October, the lab announced a major discovery, providing stronger evidence for quantum effects within the D-Wave 2 than anyone had previously found. As D-Wave had claimed, its device really was quantum-powered — and Google’s big research bet seemed to be paying off.

"The team found no clear advantage to the quantum computer"

But today, the D-Wave 2 is facing its first big stumble. A study in Science found that the quantum device is no faster than conventional computing, calling into question the entire premise of Google's lab and D-Wave's machines....The D-Wave machine might be quantum-powered, but it didn't run any faster because of it.



posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 08:15 PM
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originally posted by: Arbitrageur
a reply to: neoholographic
If they have an announcement I wish they would make it instead of saying "we're going to make an announcement" which is a near-zero content announcement.

Last I heard the quantum computer didn't show a clear advantage, but maybe they figured out a way to make it pass a different test?

Google’s quantum computer just flunked its first big test

When the D-Wave 2 was first released last year, it was accompanied by a tidal wave of hype. The machine was a self-proclaimed quantum computer, commercially available to anyone with $15 million to spend, and attracting the attention of everyone from NASA to the NSA. One of the computer’s buyers was Google,which launched a new lab to test the device's powers more rigorously than they’d ever been tested before. This October, the lab announced a major discovery, providing stronger evidence for quantum effects within the D-Wave 2 than anyone had previously found. As D-Wave had claimed, its device really was quantum-powered — and Google’s big research bet seemed to be paying off.

"The team found no clear advantage to the quantum computer"

But today, the D-Wave 2 is facing its first big stumble. A study in Science found that the quantum device is no faster than conventional computing, calling into question the entire premise of Google's lab and D-Wave's machines....The D-Wave machine might be quantum-powered, but it didn't run any faster because of it.




That an article from 2014. In 2013 you had an article that said this:

D-Wave quantum computer passes tests ahead of Google deployment.

So it's not just one test and you're going to have ups and downs with any new technology especially one like this where you're talking about a computer that can have more computational power than the entire universe.



posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 08:17 PM
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originally posted by: AdmireTheDistance
a reply to: neoholographic

Quantum computing is still very much in its' infancy. You're going to be disappointed when this announcement, whatever it is, isn't the world-changing event you seem to think it will be.


This doesn't make much sense.

All technology is in it's infancy until it isn't. With a technology like this, infancy is a matter of opinion because these things can scale so rapidly with relatively few qubits.



posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 08:24 PM
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While quantum computers are indeed in their infancy, there are some algorithms that have never been exposed to speed such as this. These are the iterative and recursive classes of scientific analysis and pattern recognition, which include Fourier transforms and Runge–Kutta. This is why the NSA is presently so interested.

When they do come into their own, I believe it really will change the world.



posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 08:31 PM
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Wow, here's more news!!

D-Wave sells Lockheed Martin new quantum computer to address 'real-world problems'


Quantum computing company D-Wave has secured a deal to supply U.S. defence contractor Lockheed Martin with a new computer system that doubles the processing capacity.

Quantum computing company D-Wave has secured a deal to supply U.S. defence contractor Lockheed Martin with a new computer system that doubles the processing capacity of its previous model.

The Burnaby company says it will complete installation of its 1,000-qubit system in a lab at the University of Southern California (USC) by January 2016 — the second time since 2011 it’s upgraded its system for Lockheed Martin.

D-Wave has also sold the new 1,000 qubit system, which hit the market in August, to an artificial intelligence lab operated by Google, NASA and the Universities Space Research Association.


www.biv.com...

WOW!!!!!!

Did you read that??? To Google's ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB!

This is bigger than I thought. You combine artificial intelligence with the quantum circuitry from D-Wave and we might see some sort of Superintelligence sooner rather than later.

I've been reporting this news for awhile now:

A Quantum Walk Toward Artificial Intelligence

physicsbuzz.physicscentral.com...

The Scientist published a paper that said in order to have true artificial intelligence you might have to equip a classical computer with quantum circuitry. This will allow the intelligence to start to think about the information it's processing. So quantum mind (quantum circuitry) and classical brain(classical computer).

It's interesting that Google just bought a 1,000 qubit system and sent it to their artificial intelligence lab.



posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: neoholographic

if artificial intelligence is at all feasible inside the next 20 years, then im sure it already exists in some capacity. the government is at least a couple decades ahead of commercial tech, for security purposes, and the opportunity to study artificial intelligence would be too great a temptation, even if only in its infant state. it'll be like the nukes all over again, but this time we can pretend we are developing it for nice reasons.



posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: TzarChasm


it already exists in some capacity. the government is at least a couple decades ahead of commercial tech, for security purposes,


If that's the case you'd think a computer that can't be hacked would be a primary objective.



posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 09:43 PM
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First artificial thought could create a cascade of AI.



posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 09:46 PM
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a reply to: neoholographic

An announcement of an announcement....

how exciting!!!



posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 09:47 PM
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a reply to: ladyinwaiting

I would bet a "thinking" computer wouldn't be hackable. It would be aware of the attack, and any and every solution to it, if it were true AI.



posted on Nov, 16 2015 @ 10:10 PM
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originally posted by: VoidHawk
Soon we'll know the answers before we know the questions!

Anyways, they'll never beat my old zx, it has a FAST mode you know!



LOL good thing I got to keep mine it supper fast it has a 16k extra plug-in module

and my co co 16

and my Amiga 500



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 03:40 AM
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Here's a video of Dr. Kaku talking about the birth pangs of a type 1 civilization and he ends up talking about some of the things that may stop our transition to a type 1 or Planetary civilization. He's been saying this for awhile. I remember hearing this when I first read his book "Hyperspace."




posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 03:43 AM
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a reply to: VoidHawk
Actually, with binary coding, the 8080 did pretty well.
A real pain doing the input for the code. And of course, the cassette deck...that was another matter.

pastraiser.com...
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posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 08:26 AM
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Ever since the Segway I've lost all interest in any corporate announcement of an announcement.

Change entire cities, indeed..



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 08:31 AM
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The bigger issue is that the D-Wave isn't properly a quantum computer. It's a hardware implementation of simulated annealing. That's useful for some problems, but it's not actually going to be doing a lot of code breaking.




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