Quantum Computer Coding In Silicon Now Possible
A team of Australian engineers has proven – with the highest score ever obtained – that a quantum version of computer code can be written using two quantum bits in a silicon microchip. The advance removes lingering doubts that such operations can be made reliably enough to allow powerful quantum computers to become a reality.
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– The Future of Computers
– Quantum Computers
– Optical Computers
Albert Einstein was famously sceptical about certain predictions of Quantum Mechanics, such as the idea that there is a special type of correlation, called “entanglement”, through which acting on a particle here can influence another particle far away. It is now well established that entanglement exists, and the infamous “spooky action at a distance” that goes with it has been observed in many experiments. It’s not easy to explain what entanglement is, but it’s possible to explain what it is not: it’s not a form of classical correlation. This can be illustrated with a simple example – a piece of paper and four numbers on it!