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A team of quantum physicists has taken the first steps towards using a quantum computer to predict how a chemical reaction will take place.
Even the most powerful classical computers struggle when trying to calculate how molecules will interact in a chemical reaction. That's partly because the complexity of such systems doubles with the addition of every atom, as each atom is entangled with all the others.
Such escalating complexity is far easier for a quantum computer to deal with, because quantum computers exhibit similar properties: adding just one extra quantum bit or "qubit" doubles computational power. "There is a natural match between quantum computers and modelling chemistry," says Andrew White at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
Originally posted by QuantumDeath
As far as quantum computers being in our room, I don't think it would happen. Why? Well, there are people that still don't know a damn thing about computers and other people would rather lounge and play CS 24/7.
Quantum computers I see a learning benifit to humanity, however, such complex machines would go to waste by idiots whom have no interest in education and to do nothing but "Game" all day, every day. Such a shame.