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Scientists at Harvard University have shown how ultra-cold atoms can be used to freeze and control light to form the "core" – or central processing unit – of an optical computer. Optical computers would transport information ten times faster than traditional electronic devices, smashing the intrinsic speed limit of silicon technology.
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Now that is what I call sweet. Light PC's. Nice
    
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Minority Report inc.
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Wow, so when can I get one? 20 Years...
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Wow, so when can I get one? 20 Years...
More like 150.
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More like 150.
Im thinking in the years 2050-2090 maybe but meh that just my opinion
    
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Wait, They can freeze light, but I can't have a nice cold coke when I want one?!

WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?!
    
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Technology is pretty amazing, isn't it? I never knew you could 'freeze' light. Just imagine hundereds of years into the future what could be possible!
    
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Im thinking in the years 2050-2090 maybe but meh that just my opinion
Well by then it would be technologically possible, yes, but still very far from practical/efficient/profitable. Not only would they have to build new factories to mass produce them, but can you imagine how much energy you'd need to bring temperatures to what is needed, and how much heat you'd have to constantly get rid of? Its not an easy task
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i want one of those computers to play crysis 56
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i want one of those computers to play crysis 56
psshhh, maybe very high with no AA at best. 30fps I'd say you'd get.
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