How Does a Quantum Computer Work?

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-1 1. Rexxae commented 7 years ago

I heard some mod for Minecraft lets you make your own quantum computer using some blocks.

I have not played for a long time, but I might return to the game just to check it out.

It's called 'qcraft' btw.
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+6 2. MindTrick commented 7 years ago

So, what he is saying is for us to be able to use quantum computers, we have to completely rewrite the algorithms, or rather, make totally new ones? Im "kinda" getting the grasp of this, but i think i lack some education to understand it all.
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+2 3. Oddi commented 7 years ago

@1 basically this mod is about learning the basic principles of quantum computing not to build a computer. Also these first qcomputers are good at factoring big numbers and finding optimal routes as the guy kinda explains near the end.
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+2 4. bax2003 commented 7 years ago

At least it is not Michio Kaku again.
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-4 5. mosfet23 commented 7 years ago

I'm gonna have to call BS on this one. The only thing a quantum computer looks good for is generating random numbers. I get the whole 'quantum bits can be both 1 and 0' part but none of these science hippies have yet to explain how that ever can be put to use running code; much less even how to store & retrieve data.
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0 6. ChainTexter commented 7 years ago

Well, that clears it up...
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+1 7. SquidCap commented 7 years ago

It's one of those "how quantum computing works" without actually telling how the effing thing can produce any useful results. It's still a "magic box that gives you answers, trust us" type of explanation.
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0 8. Judge-Jake commented 149 days ago

I didn't realise that Tim Minchin knew about all this stuff, not as funny as usual though. :D