Friday, January 09, 2004
Peering One Year Into the Future
The Guardian Unlimited has an article entitled "10 things we'll know by this time next year." They also mention 10 things we won't know by next year, which includes "Quantum computers...There's progress every year but no one has a clue when it will become a reality or what it would look like if it did." On the positive side they predict high quantity quantum dot production, and neutrino mass successfully weighed.
Speaking of neutrinos, what kind of quantum computing register particle would they make? They would likely be extremely expensive to manipulate since they react so weakly with their environment. But on the plus side, they would be virtually free from decoherence effects.