Re: OT: Quantum Computing -- NOT

From: Ken Clements (
Date: Sat Aug 12 2000 - 18:03:54 MDT

It is important for people who want to understand future technology, to know the
difference between quantum electronics and quantum computing. Most modern
computers use some form of quantum electronics, such as Fowler-Nordheim tunneling
in NVRAM and FPGA circuits (see:, however, these
are not quantum computers in any book on the subject. You could have all the
quantum electronics you want and still not be able to build a machine that could
solve problems that require more than polynomial time.

Bottom Line -- No superposition, no quantum computer.


Wilson wrote:

> Well, it's not "quantum computing" in the sense of superposition, but it is
> computing that makes use of quantum effects.. Thus, in my book, it's
> quantum computing.
> --Wilson.

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