tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-37932483.post778313735530322983..comments2019-04-24T05:14:13.905-04:00Comments on Singularity...: OK Nanotubes, Get in Line!bmahfoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17583929643384610316noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-37932483.post-24284918353947901392007-04-02T08:09:00.000-04:002007-04-02T08:09:00.000-04:00I don't know what I think cuz I don't get what you...I don't know what I think cuz I don't get what you are talking about.CinnamongirlFlahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11643886409197075180noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-37932483.post-33257897750159179442007-04-01T17:04:00.000-04:002007-04-01T17:04:00.000-04:00Spaceman,Quantum computing would be used for the t...Spaceman,<BR/><BR/>Quantum computing would be used for the types of problems you mentioned, since it can try all possible solutions in an instant and test for the correct one, and as part of a system working in conjuction with conventional computing.Barry Mahfoodhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17583929643384610316noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-37932483.post-68285082548735994162007-04-01T17:01:00.000-04:002007-04-01T17:01:00.000-04:00On quantum computing:I went to a talk on quantum c...On quantum computing:<BR/><BR/>I went to a talk on quantum computing once and the impression I got was that it wouldn't really increase processing speed. I think that quantum computing would merely reduce the time required for a very specific kind of problem from increasing exponentially to increasing linearly with the number of pieces of data. <BR/><BR/>Because of superposition, it is believed that quantum states could be used to more quickly solve "travelling salesmen" type problems, which conventionally require the computer to try all possible solutions individually with no clues as to which solutions might be best and all possible solutions take roughly the same amount of time to calculate.<BR/><BR/>Included in this set of problems are finding the next prime number, solving a minesweeper puzzle, password cracking, etc.Spaceman Spiffhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02195067716296117149noreply@blogger.com