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Or a laser flails a memtest and blows a hole in your roof...


I'm here thinkign the same thing.

You boost the magnitude soo much, that the refractors cant take it anymore - and the lasers bursts through its chamber... and splits your TV
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This is going to sound nuts but if you examine the facts I beleive this is a logical conclusion.

When the quantum computing becomes available it will be the end of our old way of life. The amount of computational power available will open doors we can only dream about right now. When used to design and run nanotechnology we'll be able to manipulate atoms in a very complex way. What does that mean, well you can take a lump of raw material and literally program it to become what you want. Medical science will be revolutioized, you'll be maintained and repaired with nanotech at all times, virtually the elimination of disease and potentially aging. When we can alter our bodies and our environment almost at will then colonization of the solar system and beyond are easy tasks. The rate at which knowledge and advancement is achieved will be increased by many fold all the time as quantum computing answers more and more questions about the very nature of the universe itself. The economy will be eliminated eventually as there's no need for money anymore (besides, when you can manufacture bills on a sub atomic level whats the bloody point). Nanotechnolgy is really being held back by the lack of computer power to aid in design of these machines, and the ability to control a vast network of tiny machine able to work together to manipulate molecules and eventually maybe even atoms.

Sounds like sci-fi but if you think about it it's all very doable with the proper application of the massive computational power of the quantum computer.
very true... i wouldnt be surprised that if when the first quantum computer is flipped on- the universe instantly collapses or transforms itself into a giant quantum computer -(if it isnt one already) or something equally dramatic. maybe a little alien will pop its head out and say, "finally, we've been waiting."

But seriously though, you were right on about the nanotech- and along with that, it seems to me that a powwerful quantum computer will also open the way up for crazy possibilities in the field of transportation like- folding of space, wormhole creating/connecting, teleportation, and even time travel.

And finally, just the basic building, operation and use of a quamputer©, will mean thah our knowledge of quantum mechanics has probably matured to a level where the universe/reality will be understood to a degree that might actually change the way people think and live.
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But what happens when we've discovered everything there is to know? what then? They world will have no need for scientists and it will just be about happy living. They will legalize everything by then because there won't be anything better to do.
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But what happens when we've discovered everything there is to know? what then? They world will have no need for scientists and it will just be about happy living. They will legalize everything by then because there won't be anything better to do.
sounds good to me -although for some reason I doubt there will be a limit to new knowledge, or after gaining all that new knowledge maybe then we'll concentrate on Wisdom.

by the way, you got any spice?
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But what happens when we've discovered everything there is to know? what then? They world will have no need for scientists and it will just be about happy living. They will legalize everything by then because there won't be anything better to do.
When he have discovered everything there is to know, we look for the anomalies
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This is very old news.
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But seriously though, you were right on about the nanotech- and along with that, it seems to me that a powwerful quantum computer will also open the way up for crazy possibilities in the field of transportation like- folding of space, wormhole creating/connecting, teleportation, and even time travel.
Actually I thought the same thing but I didn't want to sound like I was saying "Look it'll be like star-trek!", lol (and no, I'm not a big trek fan, seen the show but not nuts ). Even if our understanding of quantum mechanics is not very good when we make a quantum computer it won't be that way for long! I think it takes that kind of computing power to be able to do things like control a quantum teleportation device or some such, you'd need a massive amount of calculation in real time to even conceive of something like that working and being controlled. Typical binary computing will take far to long to reach these kinds of speeds, by the time conventional computing power reacheas anywhere near that level quantum computing will have changed the world already. Something a lot of people don't think about is when tech reaches the point that we don't age, this is the point I bring up when people say "well what good does NASA and space exploration do us?". When we no longer die in a normal timespan then the earth will quickly run out of space and resources, coloniation of space will be of paramount importance for the human race. I think the "far future" that people read about and think it's thousands of years away or simply fiction is a lot closer than we think. Those two breakthroughs, quantum computing and nanotech, are all lies between us and that future, and I see advances in these two feilds all the time. Frankly, I would be surprised if this future were more than 150-200 years away. Now all I have to do is live long enough to get in on the ground floor of nanotech immortality, lol!
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These "scientists" need to get crackin, they got alot of eager people who want to game at 1920394827812398 x 123913249813249124 resolution with 13249124 fps
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post #30 of 33
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These "scientists" need to get crackin, they got alot of eager people who want to game at 1920394827812398 x 123913249813249124 resolution with 13249124 fps
your eyes can't really tell the difference above 60fps. although who knows, maybe we will be able to tell the difference once we get more advanced stuff.
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