Gorotsuki Tenshi (aekiy) wrote,
Gorotsuki Tenshi

Quantum computers are funny

A company called D-Wave claims to have built the first commercial quantum computer, although they haven't yet released reports for peer review (dwavesys.com). This is something people have been working on for some time and has lead to many unexpected discoveries, like the fact that the speed of light is not actually constant (Wikipedia's Timeline for Quantum Computing).

According to CNN.com Technology:
[ D-Wave Chief Executive Herb Martin] said all the evidence the company has indicates that the device is performing quantum computations, but he acknowledged there is some uncertainty.

The hilarity here being the application of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle (Wikipedia).

D-Wave and CNN links found in this post on Kathryn Cramer's weblog via kathryncramer.

PS -- Does anyone know how to properly LJ-link to a syndicated feed? (^*^)? (IE, <lj user="">, etc.) Got it! Thanks to hummingwolf.

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