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originally posted by: rickymouse
Bit coins have something to do with Data Mining, someone is about to get much richer.
originally posted by: drewlander
a reply to: dfnj2015
I saw a headline about IBM challenging googles claim of quantum supremacy the other day. Ill post if i can find it.
"Quantum Computing" is such a lark at this point. It has no practical uses, and all of the instances where what ever "quantum" computer solved a problem in record time are simply because it was designed specifically for that single problem. They need to be entirely re-built to solve a different type of problem, and in some cases even another problem of the same type.
originally posted by: dubiousatworst
a reply to: Riffrafter
which is why i stipulated 5 years minimum.
One of the major problems will be related to the number of qbits needed to fix/correct for noise, and that number isn't in the hundreds but the thousands. This should put it about 10 years out as of now (Using Moore's law as a rough estimate) given Google is using 54 qbits, and doubling every 2 years puts the number in the thousands 10 years from now.
I do admit to having some hang ups on these actually using superstates in the first place, but those hangups would be accounted for with aforesaid number of qbits.
Also here is a "classical" approach to a system using a single GPU that could parse yottabytes of information through compression... in 2015
Basically if you have really specialized way of throwing out un-needed data, or only highlighting the important information to process, you can actually process absolute mountains of information with relatively little computational power. Furthermore the process in the video is supposed to be something that should be in quantum computing's wheelhouse.