Re: NANO: Amazing, isn't it?

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Thu, 30 Jan 1997 14:56:51 -0600

And another quick note: Eugene Leitl (?, going on someone else's
attribution) seems to think that Einstein-Bose condensate in ubiquitous
everyday gadgetry is unlikely. But please note: We don't need QCPCs.

We need *one* QC Cray to calculate protein foldings or evolutionary
computation, and then we're home free. Ubiquitous QC seems unlikely,
not on grounds of expense, but on the grounds that a single KQb
(kiloqubit) will probably be enough to revolutionize the world beyond
where "ubiquitous" has any meaning.

"And the Lord said to Peter Shor: I COMMAND YOU TO BUILD A COMPUTER.
The height shall be three hundred qubits..."
-- Genesis, Act VI, Scene XIII.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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