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An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol has developed a new approach to quantum computing that could soon be used to perform complex calculations that cannot be done by today’s computers.
Unlike conventional bits or transistors, which can be in one of only two states at any one time (1 or 0), a qubit can be in several states at the same time and can therefore be used to hold and process a much larger amount of information at a greater rate.
Originally posted by Death_Kron
reply to post by iamcamouflage
Working for a major, global telecoms company (no names ;-)) I can tell you that, more than likely, in the next decade we will see a single socket coming into a property and through that connection VoIP telephony, broadband and IPTV will all be provided.
In the short term, the team expect to apply their new results immediately for developing new simulation tools in their own lab. In the longer term, a quantum computer based on a multi-photon quantum walk could be used to simulate processes which themselves are governed by quantum mechanics, such as superconductivity and photosynthesis.