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Quantum computation: Michelle Simmons at TEDxSydney - YouTube

There is a shift coming in the very nature of computing which is being led by the likes of quantum physicist Michelle Simmons. Michelle wants you to put the ...
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From cracking some of the most complex military encryption codes, to climate change models, Quantum computing will change the face of computing forever.  There's just one small problem, we can't build one, yet.  In this video Michelle Simmons discusses some of the challenges facing engineers in building such a machine.  If you want to bend your mind and learn what quantum computing is all about.  Start here.

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Lockheed Martin's bet on quantum computing - Washington Post

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Washington Post Lockheed Martin's bet on quantum computing Washington Post In theory, quantum computing could be better and faster than traditional computers at solving problems with many rapidly changing variables — such as finding the fastest or...
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This article talks about more implications for quantum computing.  The cheapest way to schedule flights, cutting costs for air lines, or making millions(billions?) betting on the stock market much faster than usual automated machines could achieve.  Then I ask myself, with such power, would intelligence agencies ban the use of quantum computers ? If everyday people and scientists could break their encryptions then this would leave every military network vulnerable, not just out there in cyber space, but in the real world too.

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Solving the unsolvable: A quantum boost for supercomputing - GigaOM

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Solving the unsolvable: A quantum boost for supercomputing GigaOM Quantum computing and high-performance computing (HPC) may seem like competitive approaches to solving complex problems, as they're both designed to perform calculations at unmatched...
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This is one of the most thought out and well explained articles on Quantum Computing I could find.  Its technically sound and is perfect for someone with no idea of what  a quantum computer is.  The article explains that it is actually possible to be in two states at once  and once implemented in the real world, how it will change everyone's life.  This article talks not only about quibits but demonstrates why we would want to build such a probabilistic machine.  An investment in such a machine would give unprecedented insight into global warming, physics, and nuclear weapons modelling. 

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The world's -most powerful- super computer- for science-Jaguar-High speed calculation

A supercomputer is a computer that is at the front line of current processing capacity, particularly speed of calculation. Supercomputers are used for highly...
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Will we one day look back at machines like the Jaguar super computer and think "I cant believe we used to use that!.  That's how I feel when I see photos of ENIAC.  It may well be possible that the age of super-computing is over. To me, it seems a new era in computing has begun.  Just 50 years ago, IBM thought no-one would even want a personal computer and now we are building quantum computers.  When will it stop? Probably.. never.

 

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Transistors & The End of Moore's Law - YouTube

How does a transistor work? And when will Moore's Law break down? Thanks to Veritasium (http://www.youtube.com/2veritasium) and A/Prof Morello at UNSW. Find ...
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If you're interested in knowing more about quantum computers, you'll have to watch this video.  Moore's law, named after Gordon Moore, one of the founders of Intel.  He wrote a paper back in the 60's which predicted that the number of transistors on machines doubles in size every 2 years.  So far, he's been right.  Will this rule survive into the future ? Watch and find out.

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Meet D-Wave | D-Wave Systems

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D-Wave, The Quantum Computing Company's pride and joy.  Sporting customers such as Google and Lockheed Martin, quantum computing has huge implications for military and commercial use.  Google could search even faster and return even more accurate results. Lockheed Martin, America's biggest defence contractor, could give the United States' military and unprecedented advantage in cyber warfare.  Just as the Apple 1 was the first commercially available computer with a keyboard and monitor.  This is the first commercially available Quantum Computer.  However D-Wave has had some criticism.   One such criticism came from UC Santa Barbara physics professor Wim Van Dam.  In the Journal Nature Physics(2008) he wrote, "At the moment it is impossible to say if D-Wave's quantum computer is intrinsically equivalent to a classical computer or not. So until more is known about their error rates, caveat emptor is the least one can say".

 

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

Mark Planck, Father of Quantum Physics.

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Breakthrough removes major hurdle for quantum computing | ZDNet

Breakthrough removes major hurdle for quantum computing | ZDNet | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
Using high-magnetic fields researchers have managed to suppress quantum decorehence, a key stumbling block for quantum computing. (Is Quantum Computing the next big thing ?

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This article talks about a fairly recent development in quantum computing.  That is the problem of Decoherence and this article talks about what Decoherence is and why this is an important discovery.  The article also mentions about how many more years we have to be in the quantum age.  I firmly believe we are already in the quantum age.  I have no doubt intelligence agencies, or Lockheed Martin are 10 or 15 years ahead of other developmental machines , such as D-Wave. 

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How Google Can Repel the Attack of the NSA Quantum Computer | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

How Google Can Repel the Attack of the NSA Quantum Computer | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
The giants of the net are already working to encrypt data, not only as it moves across the public internet but as it travels through private lines that run between the massive data centers that drive their myriad web services. According to leaked government documents, the NSA has ways of tapping these lines, opening a backdoor to the internet that even those at the heart of the tech world hadn’t thought about. If the Googles and the Microsofts can encrypt data between computing facilities, they can go a long way towards repelling NSA attacks.
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If you were troubled by the revelations Edward Snowden put forward about the extensive NSA spying.  Well, we can stop them, it's called encryption.  Encrypting our packets before sending them over the wire from our personal computers to remote servers or other machines.  Now, the NSA is pumping money into building the world's first quantum computer, no doubt much more powerful than the D-Wave mentioned previously.  The encryption that we use would be useless, a quantum computer could crack even the most sophisticated military encryptions in minutes.  This article discusses the implication of freedom, morals, and our right to privacy. 

implicatiosn for freedom, rights, consittuation and morals.

 

 

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Deep Blue beat G. Kasparov in 1997 - YouTube

Short documentary about computer chess history up to the third millennium and especially about the 1997 chess match between Garry Kasparov World Chess Champi...
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One of the first times the human brain competed with a machine.  In this case, it was world chess legend Garry Kasparov, vs IBM's Deep Blue super computer.  Deep Blue could calculate 200 million moves a second and Gary Kasparov ended up losing the first chess game of his life.  Although 200 million moves seems like an awful lot of decision making, this number is laughable for a quantum computer.  The divide between brain power and machine power, changed in the late 1990's.  Now in 2014, its changed again.  But this time, its much, much bigger.

 

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TIME Magazine Cover: The Infinity Machine - Feb. 17, 2014

TIME Magazine Cover: The Infinity Machine - Feb. 17, 2014 | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
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Time magazine cover, February 2014.

 

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