On 2001.12.11, Damien Broderick <email@example.com> wrote:
> At 11:22 PM 12/10/01 -0800, Spike wrote:
> >Are not atoms perpetual motion machines?
> No, because they're not doing any work. And/or you can't extract any work
> out of their zero point jitterings and spinnings, which is what I guess you
We can't? Isn't that what the whole field of "quantum computing"
is about? Using the unique physical characteristics of atoms
perpetually in motion to perform computation?
Or is my understanding of what quantum computing sets out to do
so poor that I'm way off here?
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