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IBM builds its most powerful universal quantum computing processors

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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 11:39 AM
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Future applications of quantum computing may include:

•Business Optimization: Providing improved solutions to complex optimization problems found in supply chains, logistics, modeling financial data, and risk analysis;

•Materials and Chemistry: Untangling the complexity of molecular and chemical interactions leading to the discovery of new materials and medicines;

•Artificial Intelligence: Making facets of artificial intelligence such as machine learning much more powerful; or

•Cloud Security: Using the laws of quantum physics to enhance the security of private data in the cloud.

(phys.org article in OP)

Although QC will help in "supply chains" I think the big use will be in point two: materials and chemistry.

Modeling materials specifically will benefit as we move closer to building our world on a molecule by molecule basis.




posted on May, 18 2017 @ 12:39 PM
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If we ever go beyond the quantum level of information, QC might lead us to a source that connects us all, to eventually where computers and cell phones need not to exist.



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 01:22 PM
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The Force??

LOL. Sorry, I could not help myself! A laugh is needed today. So thanks!


A counterfactual booster and we will become The Borg! I am not sure if that is a good thing or bad thing. On one hand there goes war, conflict, money. The other hand is loss of individuality. Not to mention the skeeziness of pedos and serial killers. But I suppose that is one way to weed them out.

First though, before the sci-fi future, the baby steps of running 16-, 17-qubits. I think this is a huge step: from 5-qubits to 16-qubits. Ergo, 17x3 = 41 if IBM manages the next step we are awfully close to quantum supremacy. I read 42 qubits is all it takes but due to error correction 50 is a more realistic number.

I think the quantum computing supremacy race is on. The winner gets more than bragging rights. Maybe by the end of the year or early next the 50-qubit limit will be reached. Then?? IDK. But us dreamers can dream!




posted on May, 18 2017 @ 06:30 PM
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Haha, yes just like The Force.... though I was thinking more of human genetic engineering, not exactly the convergence of man and machine, but to where you are born with an ability to not need computers, phones or TV etc... and no Skynet! : P

Have you heard of Kevin Warwick? If not you should read up on some of his research, it could very well go in that Borg direction.
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