The Quantum Singularity

A new experiment would use quantum effects to perform otherwise intractable calculations, but conducting it should be easier than building a quantum computer. A beam splitter is a device, like the one depicted here, that bifurcates a beam of light. An experiment proposed by MIT researchers, which relies on beam splitters, would exploit the strange behavior of quantum particles to perform calculations that are hopelessly time consuming on conventional computers.
Also check out Michael Nielsen’s: Quantum Computing: What It Is, What It Is Not, What We Have Yet to Learn
Michael Nielsen, a pioneer in quantum computing, explains quantum computing as simply as possible and makes comments on where we are in terms of developing practical quantum computer.
Source MIT News
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