Thought for the month

“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”
Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Lots of bits

Approximately 100 billion optical components would be required to make a practical, fault tolerant, quantum computer that uses light to process information. This is the conclusion of a recent publication which calculated that the number of components for a photon-based computer would be five orders of magnitude larger than for a matter-based processor.

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