well, i got this in my box today, and i dont remember asking to receive it. (what, me absentminded?) now, the implications of this that i can see are damn nifty, and it looks pretty credible... but their obviously asking for money. i guess its just that i had no idea quantum computing was this far along. i thought we were still trying to make one logic gate work; last i heard we had made one bit flip from 0 to 1, but we couldnt flip it back. o well, to quote jr, grok it and rocket:
Subj: UNITEL: Quantum Computer on the Move Date: 9/20/99 8:17:29 PM Pacific Daylight Time From: firstname.lastname@example.org (System Administrator )Sender: email@example.com
READY TO BUILD THE HOLO-1 QUANTUM COMPUTER
The completion of the first practical quantum computer is near at hand. The
(http://www.uic.edu/depts/mplab) have agreed to construct and test our
initial prototype and talk to any interested investors on behalf of Unitel. Ted Williams of Keele Univ. UK, Jim Janesick, Faculty UCLA and Director, Sensor Div., Pixel Vision, Inc. & Ernie Brown of Unitel will be developing the instruction set using HOLO-1's quantum logic gates. Calculations and I/O functions will be done with radar and NMR techniques.
The completion of the first practical quantum computer is near at hand. TheMicrophysics Laboratory staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Ted Williams, Ph.D., Faculty Keale Univ., is a leading researcher of molecular scanning and has developed a "three-dimensional memory system" which offers the highest storage densities ever and is remarkably similar to our system. We have aquired a world class team of individuals to construct and perfect our internationally patented RGB freestanding II-VI compound laser lens. Our close hexagonal packed (CHP) semiconducting RF modulated/transparent superlattice lens will have a similar or higher storage capacity and is completely 3-D from the gate, i.e., at nuclear levels within the periodically arrayed superlattice structure.
Our Senior Software Engineer, Ernie Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be
working with Jim Janesick (email@example.com) of Pixel Vision
(http://www.pv-inc.com) to integrate our qubit-holographic language with
Pixel Vision's CCD that will scan the data from the lens. Jim Janesick also instructs regular classes at UCLA and is knowledgeable of high-precision optical scanning equipment and makes significant contributions to the development of the CCD devices at Pixel Vision.
The researchers at Keele are developing an NMR scanner that can easily be incorporate into existing computer services. Utilizing current magneto-optical technology and the development of the quantum CPU op-code is included in Unitel's two year budget plan. The computer's system software will be designed in conjunction with the hardware constructed at UIC. Once the new op-code has been established it will be a relatively simple process to modify a software compiler to compile current source code into executables compatible with the quantum computer system. Initially we will use a Linux port since the Linux OS is open source and easily transferred to different computing systems. Since the Linux kernel is not hardware specific it will fit Unitel's quantum computer like a glove. The prototype should prove itself as the world's first efficient quantum computing system, being many billions of times faster than a conventional PC and capable of storing multiple terabytes of data. When the it is finished our quantum computer will be manufactured and placed on the market.
Companies who ally themselves with the popular Linux operating system usually experience dramatic increases in stock values. Market analysts marveled when SUN Systems stock increased in value due to the company's decision to release a MS Office clone with an open source policy. The consensus was SUN Systems' open source policy would be most beneficial to Linux, which pushed their stock value up. Since Unitel's quantum computer will need an easily portable OS to start out with, it is unlikely that quantum computers will be running Microsoft operating systems anytime soon.
In lieu of all of this, Unitel has reduced the minimum investment amount to $1000 in order to create a more affordable situation for investors. The previous minimum was set at $5K at 1/10 of 1% or 1/2 share. This all boils down to the fact that anyone that invests a minimum amount of $1K has a chance to gain much profit in the future. After all, the future of computing is quantum computing...
ps: remedial physics for me re that moon thing... sorry all, that was just dumb.