I figured out how to distill the message of the previous post into an ape picture. Ape pictures make difficult concepts more intuitively understandable. They provide much guidance for physicists.
Brilliant use of visual aids. But what if the chimp just hallucinates the banana?
Comment by Henning Dekant — January 6, 2012 @ 8:02 pm
[…] puts D-Wave squarely into the ghetto of specialized scientific computation. There is no doubt that D-Wave will be fantastic for science and having a physics background I am actually quite excited about this. But I also strongly believe […]
Pingback by Dust to dust – Science for Science | wavewatching — January 24, 2012 @ 5:10 am
I heard on radio in Sweden or mayby i read it somewhere i can´remember now that Quantum Computers had been able to calculate 3*5=15. Perhaps quanta avoid number 16. Is it possible to calculate any further on QC?
Comment by Lars Svahn — February 14, 2012 @ 1:24 pm
QCs can’t do anything better than conventional computers yet, but I believe that in the future they will be able to do so (for example, MCMC and simulating quantum systems from chemistry and string theory). I may be wrong, but life and science always involve some gambling, right?
People who say there hasn’t been any progress in QCs in the last ten years are very misinformed. See, for example, this.
If you ask me why gamble on QCs rather than on Black Jack or hedge funds or Facebook stock, I would answer like this.
Comment by rrtucci — February 14, 2012 @ 2:42 pm
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