May 20th, 2013

spliff mon

oh (thank god) it's only GOOGLE!

Whereas conventional computers can perform tasks extremely quickly already, their circuits abide by the laws of classical physics, meaning they can only be in a single state at any given time. Regular desktop and laptop computers use codes, or bits, expressed as either a 0 or a 1.

Quantum computers, however, are not governed by the same limitations. A quantum bit, or qubit, can exist as a 0, 1, or both a 0 and 1 simultaneously, which is a strange state known as superposition.

"But quantum computing is not just a faster type of conventional computing. It's for specific problems — it's not just taking the computers we have today and making them a billion times faster," said Scott Aaronson, an associate professor in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT.


Google and NASA get behind future for QUANTUM COMPUTING - http://www.livescience.com/34498-google-quantum-computer-benefits.html

PS - You have no idea how comforting is the introduction into reality a fundamental concept of my "double paradox" - (see BOLD)