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Future directions in computing

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posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 06:59 AM
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Future directions in computing


news.bbc.co.uk

A quantum computer is a theoretical device that would make use of the properties of quantum mechanics, the realm of physics that deals with energy and matter at atomic scales.

In a quantum computer data is not processed by electrons passing through transistors, as is the case in today's computers, but by caged atoms known as quantum bits or Qubits
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posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 06:59 AM
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This article is comprised of six different stories that talk about different technologies that could mean the end of silicon based processors. The one I quoted is for quantum computing. The others are Light, Spin, Chemicals, DNA, and Plastics. They are all interesting reads if you like technologies that could influence computers.

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