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Quantum Computer to be Unveiled Today - Maybe
Posted: 13 February 2007 10:01 AM   [ Ignore ]
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“Quantum Computing.” It’s one of those things that bring a sparkle to the eyes of propellerheads

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Posted: 13 February 2007 03:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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D-wave has been talking about this for a long time, and it does sound like bs.
But, if it’s a hoax; would could possibly be the point?

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Posted: 13 February 2007 06:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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eovti - 13 February 2007 08:51 PM

But, if it’s a hoax; would could possibly be the point?

Artifically raise the stock for a short time?

Marketing?  Raising awareness of the company?  There’s no such thing as bad press.

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Posted: 13 February 2007 06:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Well I’m still waiting for the announcement smile

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Posted: 13 February 2007 07:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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By it’s very nature a quantum computer is both there and not there at the same time
At least until some one observes whether or not it’s there at which point, hmm not really sure what happens then.


Am I confusing this with quantum cats!!!

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Posted: 13 February 2007 10:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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You guys know what this means right?  Super awesome video games!

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Posted: 13 February 2007 11:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Sharruma - 14 February 2007 12:28 AM

By it’s very nature a quantum computer is both there and not there at the same time
At least until some one observes whether or not it’s there at which point, hmm not really sure what happens then.


Am I confusing this with quantum cats!!!

It’s more like you can’t tell if the computer is working or not, not until you open the cabinet to see for yourself, and the Universe splits into two different versions, one where the computer is working and one where it’s not!
The mind boggles!

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Posted: 14 February 2007 12:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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So this isn’t the computer that randomly places you in a timeline defined by your own life?

*Whew*

I was a little worried about the Blue Screen of Death with that one.

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Posted: 14 February 2007 01:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Maybe they’ll claim that due to Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, they’ve lost track of the computer. . .

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Posted: 14 February 2007 06:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Well, it’s not exactly a hoax…

[quote author=“Scientific American”]
First “Commercial” Quantum Computer Solves Sudoku Puzzles
Quantum computing company banks on a longshot form of quantum computing
By JR Minkel

A Canadian manufacturer today unveiled what it called “the world’s first commercially viable quantum computer.” D-Wave Systems, Inc., “The Quantum Computing Company,” during a much ballyhooed rollout at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., hailed the new device as a big step toward the age of quantum computing, decades earlier than scheduled.

But experts say the announcement may be a bit

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