Daryan Sankar

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Will quantum computers be widely used within 30-40 years?

These types of computers DO exist today but they're in their infancy and can only do simple math at the moment, but what about in 35 years? I'm a student programmer trying to make a career out of it after high school. :)


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    Oct 11 2012: Yes, given that advancements in material physics of that time will be able to provide small scale efficient solution to keep quantum CPU near absolute zero and shielded from background radiation, while allowing it to interface with the rest of the system.
  • Oct 12 2012: Well the military is already funding investigations on quantum computing. Wich means they want it. I would aim efforts to achieve superconductivity in home computers. Maybe after that step quantum computing would be the next technological goal.
  • Oct 11 2012: Depends on how bad the military want's one.
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    Oct 11 2012: QC? Hopefully will head towards synthetic biological integration.
  • Oct 11 2012: "Will quantum computers be widely used within 30-40 years?"

    Yes, but not necessarily in PCs and laptops. It's entirely the technology will only prove feasible (for the coming 40 years, or maybe forever) for specific problems, with a full fledged all-purpose computer being a bridge too far.
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    Oct 11 2012: I believe quantum computers will be commonplace in 20 years. But then, we've been a decade away from fusion power since the 1970s.