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rjohn19's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by rjohn19

At my stage of life, visually anyway, there is an inverse relationship between miniturization and utility.

That said, this is an amazing accomplishment. But I do have a question for the quantum gurus on this board.

If the quantum world is so unpredctable, how can it possibly be harnessed? With all values seemingly available at the same instant, how could a quantum computer be disciplined enough to even spit out 1 + 1 = 2?

I do realize this just might be the exception to the "there are no dumb questions" rule but I am here to learn.

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 03:08:52 UTC | #920203