Thursday, 19 May 2011

The answer

Russian TV has brought the news the other day: scientists in Japan have successfully teleported a 'piece' of light. A brief online research has revealed this news is not very fresh, but that's not the point.

What's important is that this success brings quantum computing closer. And a quantum computer is able to perform any operation much faster than a contemporary computer. Very much faster. Different sources say a quantum computer is thousands or even a million times faster.

That is very good news! Let's assume that a quantum computer will be 500,500 (average between 1,000 and 1,000,000) times faster than a computer as we know it now. This means that we can get Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything just in some fifteen years!

I can't wait!


  1. The answer to life, love and everything is 42...Problem solved :)

  2. @Anonimous What was the question? ;)

  3. A quantum computer is only able to work faster on particular types of problems, not on all problems. The Wikipedia article on "quantum computer" has more info on the matter.

  4. @Anonimous Oh, you mean we shouldn't hope for THE answer just yet? :)


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