February 24, 2012

Quantum Computing: 'Insanely Difficult' or 'Very Hard'?

The Economist, The Economist

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QUANTUM effects are vital to modern electronics. They can also be a damnable nuisance. Make a transistor too small, for example, and electrons within it can simply vanish from one place and reappear in another because their location is quantumly indeterminate. Currents thus leak away, and signals are degraded.

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