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Another interest of mine is Quantum Computers and Organic systems.

Watching a documentary on Quantum Computers and they have some prototype that has a humungus cooling system surrounding it. They call it Super Cooling Magma...

Wonder how long before Quantum Computers become a reality in the home?

Most of the discussion seems to be about the scientific race to achieve absolute zero in temperatures.
 
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mmm absolute zeeero
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I think that it will be awhile...

But eventually YES
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
I think that it will be awhile...

But eventually YES
Do you even know what a quantum computer actually is?

I'd say another 100 years before they're used in the home.

I'll put it this way, it makes the most powerful mainframes of today look like Charles Babbage's original Difference Engine.
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Do you even know what a quantum computer actually is?
YES

ANd By eventually I mean MANY MANY years....
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Quote:
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Do you even know what a quantum computer actually is?
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Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
YES
What is it that makes a Quantum Computer different to a modern day computer? What do you think is the main revolutionary factor behind the Qu-bit and quantum technolgy?

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i just wanna know when we'll have sex robots.
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Quantum Computers really aren't suited to home usage. Their power does not lie in areas that would greatly benefit every day tasks. Mainly they are useful for testing large numbers of possible solutions at a time.

A classic application that would utilize quantum computing is mail routes. When you have, say, three houses to deliver mail to it is easy to choose the optimal route. When you have 10 it is much harder due to the number of possibilities. Extent that number into the thousands/millions and modern computers are nowhere near up to the task, so mail routes are not even close to optimized. A quantum computer can test every single configuration at the same time, so given anywhere from 2 to a million houses, it can give you a result in a second. Ordinary computing tasks, including gaming, really don't benefit from this kind of computing power
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Most of the discussion seems to be about the scientific race to achieve absolute zero in temperatures.
No scientist would ever bother attempt to achieve absolute zero... because it is not possible. However, they are trying to get closest as possible. I believe they can achieve something like .0000000001K

NP-Hard Problems = Quantum Computers!!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NP-hard
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Agree with above^ (rapidegnome229) . However, the first thing and maybe even the standard for home use I would think would be to have one of both. The standard for everyday things and I'm sure they'll find a way to make use of quatum computing for some of the everyday tasks to take the load off of the reguluar cpu and maybe even for games, physics or lighting perhaps. Just my thought .

Also, why would they want absolute zero when there are things that superconduct above that .
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