Google, NASA, and D-Wave show us the future with quantum computing
0. phoneArena 11 Oct 2013, 17:30 posted on
We are on the cusp of an evolutionary leap in our computers. Google, NASA, and D-Wave have come together to build the world's first quantum computers, and then solve one simple problem: What questions do we ask this computer? That's how early in we are on this. We know how to build the machine, but we don't quite know how to use it...
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1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
That is pretty kool.
Go for the universe Google!
2. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
Wow. The singularity is near. Watch 'Transcendant Man' and hold on folks.
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)
What would be the final cost? By the sound of it, it doesn't seem cheap at all
4. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
A small step for Google/NASA, a giant leap for mankind.
I don't see why they need D-Wave. A Canadian company?
9. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2089; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
They need D-Wave because THEY are the quantum computing company. The roles of the other two entities are secondary.
5. Scott93274 (Posts: 3723; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
You don't know what questions to ask it? Have it figure out the cures for all illnesses that plague mankind.
17. lyndon420 (Posts: 3737; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
And while you're at it, get it to figure out how to stop the government from storing/developing killer diseases and bio-warfare weapons.
25. illiad (Posts: 124; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)
many people are *already** doing this(well, the first steps), a faster/ better computer just makes it 'possible' in 100 years, not a 1000.. :P...... getting full info from decoding DNA, modelling how cells and viruses work, BUT...
the slow work does not involve computing, but lots of testing, so we dont kill ourselves!!!
10. taikucing (unregistered)
too much cables & need big cooling system.
11. tttony (Posts: 29; Member since: 22 Jul 2012)
When is for good things it will be always welcome, but I'm worried when are for bad things
26. illiad (Posts: 124; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)
the only thing bad is the USER, not the object...
12. twens (Posts: 953; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
I know the right question to ask. How can we get up to a week battery life out of our smartphones? I wish my note 3 could last a whole week with a single charge.lol
14. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2089; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Too easy. Screen brightness at 12%, no email accounts, turn off all radios, and only read books on it using an inverse (white text, black pages) lighting scheme.
16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)
"Too easy. Screen brightness at 12%, no email accounts, turn off all radios, and only read books on it using an inverse (white text, black pages) lighting scheme."
Run on Airplane Mode defeats the purpose of having a cell phone. Just throwing that out there.
20. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2089; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
It was a joke. Just throwing that out there.
21. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)
A pretty bad one if you ask me. Just stop while you're ahead.
31. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2089; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
I find it amusing that nobody did ask you. I make it a point to disregard the advice of morons and fools, so I think I'll pass on yours.
18. yoshimitsu1234 (Posts: 6; Member since: 04 Dec 2010)
Google should charge Apple a premium for this.
22. Scott93274 (Posts: 3723; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Am I foolish to want to see some gaming benchmark comparisons for this computer? Though I doubt any current games are compatible with it.
23. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
I don't mean to cause alarm. But to my knowledge quantum computing started in the 70's and in the late 80's goverment agences stated that without information from the masses (world population) there will be no need for such a computer.
So the distribution of computers/phones and of course access to the internet exploded. This allowed companies like Google etc.... to gather data and forward it to the relevant goverment agencies to test on these super quantum computers and gather data from all across the world.
I am not saying it is a bad thing. But this is why your data is being collated from every internet website including facebook and twitter. Every phone call, text message, email etc....
It does sound crazy, but without that information, the quantum computer could never be really tested.
This is just the beginning, the cracking of the DNA codes of all species on earth including humans and then the implementation of a nano chip imbedded into your brain at birth that will be connected wireless to a super quantum computer so every species on earth will be feeding immense information on a every level.
I say within 30 years, you will be able to get information downloaded into your brain just like how you buy an app for your phone (a bit like the matrix, but no so dramatic).
Robotics is just around the corner, I say about in 10 years. The police, medical, armed forces etc.... will be carried out by humans and robots, the security industry will change hughely with robots carrying out patrols around your business to make sure all is ok.
Companies will develop incredible robots that will rent to you for using in your own house to do all sorts of choirs including babysitting :)
I know this all sounds crazy, but so would trying to explain the internet to someone back in the 60's
Change is truly coming.
27. illiad (Posts: 124; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)
If that is true, WHERE is my flying car & hoverboard????
Its ok to dream, but the practicality is the problem... what happens if your brain is taken over by a computer virus????
30. illiad (Posts: 124; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)
... and I have seen plenty that do not work, well past their expiry date, etc... the amount of PC's I have seen, that are limping along, and the owner cannot bear to get it serviced for fear of all their dubious stuff getting out... :/
I guess the GOOD bit about 'brain computers' is that the idiots will die off from a computer crash!!! :D :D
35. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
you can try lucid dreaming, it involves the 5 senses but it is a bit difficult
32. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)
I cant believe I read this long comment....
34. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
no, they want to kill us and control our minds, supressing free will, a drug can do that
28. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
The question to ask is how can we make you fit in smartphone????
36. tjone (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)
The article states, "...there is also the potential for answering questions about the universe itself." It might seem like fantasy now, but with quantum processors we will eventually accomplish some incredible things, like run computer simulated universes that are indistinguishable from our own “real” universe, even complete with simulated minds. There is a new book that discusses the implications of Rose’s Law, D-Wave Systems, and quantum computers in general (i.e., “On Computer Simulated Universes”). The author, Dr. Mark Solomon, writes that if quantum computers can someday run simulated universes, then there must also must be a series of computer simulated universes contained within computer simulated universes. With many active simulations, there would be a range of physical properties differing from universe to universe. Universes with more positive physical traits to support life would produce better environments for more advanced civilizations to evolve to the point where they themselves would create their own computer simulated universes. And this process would continue. So over time, universes would evolve with the physics more favorable for life. He conjectures that universes, over time, have been naturally selected for particular physical properties, with an end result of creating more and more habitable universes. In other words, this could explain how the laws of physics might actually evolve inside a Matryoshkaverse (like the Russian wooden dolls with one or more dolls each nested inside another). We are on the verge of a technological revolution.