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Topic: Quantum computer

From: David Wright
Location: Texas
Date: 02/08/2007

A recent article about the first 16 qubit quantum computer.


In "Heads", Huang-Yi Hsu invents post-Boolean three state logic sometime before 2010. Wonder if they'll need that to run this computer?

I think the computers in Heads and Moving Mars were not necessarily this kind of "quantum computer". Still, interesting timing.

Re: Quantum computer

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/12/2007

Thanks, David! My QL computers were a little bit spookier than what's being developed now. I posited a formalism of unpredictable results, leading to answers to questions not yet asked--still pretty advanced. I do not know if that math yet exists!

Re: Quantum computer

From: patrick
Date: 02/13/2007

Heavy, dude. I still haven't picked up Heads. I think I gotta. (Not sure if this went; it said server error, so I 'backed' and resent.)

Re: Quantum computer

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/14/2007

Ah, so you own a QL computer yourself? ;)

Re: Quantum computer

From: olracUK
Location: devon, UK
Date: 03/09/2007

my own , personal QL can predict in both time and space. His name is Harvey and he's a cat. He can predict exactly when and where the next packet of Ham will be opened, within a 5 house radius.
The draw back is the hair on my keyboard and work clotghes. A small price to pay to see future predictions at work

Re: Quantum computer

From: Greg Bear
Date: 03/12/2007

Also helps explain spooky entanglements and action at a distance...! I highly recommend the Fritz Leiber stories about Gummitch the space kitten, notably, "Space-time for Springers." Utterly delightful.

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