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Originally posted by blobby
OK so correct me if im wrong but would a quantum computer work like this?
it can calculate years worth of data in hours.
so say 4 hours for 3 years work, we get in 1 day of calculations 18 years worth of data crunching? so now do a years worth = 6570 years worth of data crunch ok now do 5 years = 33750 years worth and so on an on and on.
I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to ask. Computer engineers already use computers to make better computers, and I don't think that's going to change with quantum computers. There might be some sort of Moore's Law equivalent for quantum computers, but that's just speculation on my part. Someone's always going to be working on making quantum computers better, faster, stronger...because we can rebuild him... Definitely better and faster, that's for sure. Let's just hope someone is still employed in the QA lab to make sure they're durable.
now with quantum computers doing that amont of data crunch they would be able to improove themselves and make better quantum computers on a yearly basis yes?? so each year they would be able to do more crunch in less time so 33750 would take only 2 an half years after generation 2 of quantum comps, gen 3 1 an a bit years, gen 4 7 months, and in 5th year gen 5 it take 3 months for same data now.
I'm not really sure what you're asking here. Someone someday might well write an AI that takes advantage of quantum computers, and any robotic descendants we create in the future might well take advantage of quantum computers to increase their intelligence. I don't think there will be a point in time in which a quantum computing enhanced AI would stop getting better and smarter.
would quantum computer be able to use entire knowledge of human race, would it be self aware by then, there would be nothing it wouldnt be able to do would there if it had entire knowledge of our civilization??? it could invent new things for us, make sci-fi come true time travel, teleportation, who knows but they can only get better and better there must be some point were they cant get any better but what point is that point????
is a quantum computer limited by how fast we can input data into it??
No. Read up on the No Cloning Theorem if you're curious. Mother nature so far has pulled rabbits out of her hat that prevents any sort of superluminal communication. Wormholes and tachyons are our best chances for superluminal communication.
would we use a quantum computer to invent faster than light data input??
Clarify your questions, and perhaps then I'll answer.
also while im thinking of it how long would it take an indivual to look at the entire internet.
also could we use a quantum computer to invent a quantum dimensional storage area?
[edit on 24-2-2007 by blobby]
Originally posted by GeeGee
I have been trying to understand quantum computing for a while and I still do not fully understand their capabilities very well.
This all sounds great for intelligence and scientific use, but why should this be desirable for ordinary citizens? What can quantum computers offer the general population over classical computers?