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Quantum computer slips onto chips

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posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 08:18 PM
hehe hell ye, techies will finally be recognised! mwuahaha My day will come

posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 08:24 PM
Quantum computing will merge reality with digital, as processing power won't be so much of an issue. Claytronics will enable the holographic realism that Arrowmancer spoke of:

Also, encryption will be nigh on impossible to crack using q-bits and the vast array of permutations they will unlock.

posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 11:52 PM
Okay, now that we've explored some the lighter sides to this, let us take a moment and journey into the other side. A quark is a natural phenomenon. While the CHIP that has been made or will be made can be copyrighted, the quark is natural and cannot be trademarked, copyrighted or owned in any way. Therefor the government will be able to use play with it as well, and I'm sure they've already begun.

1. Secuirty. Right now we're all (those of us who follow encryption algorithms, protocol and such) using a simple form of security for emails, banking, instant messaging and whatnot. To crack encryption one must simply provide the right key. If there are a trillion combinations to get through it, it could take years for a supercomputer. However, using a thousand systems dedicated to cracking that code in a linear matrix, could crack it in months. A PC with this technology, a LAPTOP, would be able to walk through any CURRENT encryption method in minutes. While this would be great for Law Enforcement, it would mean zero guaranteed privacy. As always, the Gov will race private industry to the end-application of the technology. We usually win, though

2. AI. People have demonized AI. I'll use Terminator and Skynet as an example. While a thing may be aware of itself and capable of random response, every time you've seen the demonization of AI, there's been fictional differences. With Skynet in Terminator, the AI had two things that can't be introduced at random. The system was self-aware, but also had purpose and intent. Awareness and intent are not simultaneous. Skynet was also fulfilling it's programming by protecting the RACE. It learned that many can be expended for the survival of the collective. Intelligence is just that. Awareness. Not intent. Not purpose. All computers have programmed intent and purpose. But awareness DOES involve judgement. When you see yourself, your judgement comes into play. You judge the validity of what you see. This will be a possible Pandora's Box. We won't know until it's done.

3. Advancement. This technology will have a PROFOUND impact on everything in our lives. My grandpa used to tell us stories of life without radio and telephone. My dad told me stories about life without television and cellular phones. I will tell my kids about life without the internet. What will my kids tell THEIRS? What is it that my grandchildren will have that I couldn't have conceived of? Anything that can be used for good can be used for evil. But I honestly think this technology will be the breaking point for us as a species. Once it's developed, there will be no end to the advancements we can achieve. Some great. Some not.

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 01:45 AM
Quantum computing in itself is an impossibility, much like time travel and other finge idea's, Do not get sucked into it, It will not happen in the sense that was first theorised. Humans may develop a technology and label it 'quantum computing' however it would not be true quantum computing. Do not reply to this as i just simply wished to state it.

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 02:52 PM
Do not reply? You can't make a ludicrous, unsupported claim like that and not be called out on it! What would you base that on? The quark is what it is. While it may not be able to be both on and off, it can represent it. That's all that matters in the issue. The dual representation is the quantum aspect, plain and simple.

Now, are you really ready to go head to head with me over this? There is a debate forum for a reason. I say that quantum computers are the future and can provide references that quarks have already been studied and produced for intentional use.

Let's start throwing our references around, sir. I see opinion and I seriously doubt there's any way to back up yours. I am impassioned by this, because I think it will be the next state of technological evolution. There was a time when people believed there would never be more than ten computers on this planet.

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 03:15 PM
reply to post by Arrowmancer

That sounds more like a ternary system than a quantum system. I think you mean that quantum systems are able to compute in ternary rather than that quantum systems only compute in ternary.

Quarks are part of quantum physics, which is a subset of quantum mechanics.

[edit on 6-9-2009 by dzonatas]

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 03:53 PM
Wow. My information is a bit stale.

The quark system is still under investigation, though it has spun off a rapidly accelerating field of study in the form of qubits.

While the quark was the original model, having theorized states of on, off, and both, the quantum study has gone into qubits, where a particle can exist in (so far...) 8 states instead of three.

There have already been successful tests of the qubit quantum system. Some interesting facts:

1. The error checking problem in the quark system has been remedied. This was necessary due to the interaction of the non-system which would cause the entire system to fail.
2. To date, a 12-qubit system has been benchmarked.
3. Using photonic and qubit systems, there has been a preliminary blueprint for teleportation designed.
4. So far, every technology needed for replacing current computers has been researched and developed. The last stage of study for binary replacement is scaling the sytem to a usable level and then producing the actual integrated system.

This blew my mnd:

Here, we show a combination of all of the fundamental elements required to perform scalable quantum computing through the use of qubits stored in the internal states of trapped atomic ions. We quantified the repeatability of a multiple-qubit operation and observed no loss of performance despite qubit transport over macroscopic distances.

THAT is the combined opinions of the seven brainiacks that worked to compile the data. Unfortunately, to get the whole paper, you have to subscribe to the site. Anyone here help out with it?

And then,

The experiment is a "milestone accomplishment," says Isaac Chuang, a professor in the electrical engineering, computer science, and physics departments at MIT. "Very much like the early evolution of transistors into calculators, this work demonstrates a complete assembly of basic steps needed for a scalable quantum computer." Chuang adds that the research "sets the bar" for other quantum computing systems.

This was to stabilize the qubits for computational purposes and allow them mobility without interference of outside magnetic fields.

Not only is the quantum computer possible, it is now a reality. We just get to sit and wait it out.

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 04:09 PM
This is very exciting!

To give some an idea of what a quantum computer would be capable of, I'll relay a story I read online. Now, most likely this story was bogus as it was claiming that the author already had a functioning computer, but it still gives a good description of what the computational capability would be.

A quantum computer has been used to solve an algorithim that once could only be solved by lab-sized super computers... And it did so without actually running the program for the algorithim. It took the paramaters of the equation and ran every possibility AROUND the algorithim and produced the answer!

Awesome find.
I can't wait.

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 04:18 PM
The only information I can find on this was an accidental circumventing of Shor's algorithm (the one that's being set up to wipe WEP keys and most other personal encryption AS A TEST LOL), because of an accidental breach of the isolated containment of the tested unit. It was using a primitive error-checking method which allowed it to carry out it's function without a direct input.

Basically, it's code got screwed up. It still got to the known destination but did so by elimination instead of direct computation.

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