I have been reading lately about the University of Sussex work on large scale quantum computing that doesn't require the Laser beam approach to controlling the atom. This seems like a huge breakthrough in the development of quantum computers however a forum search doesn't have any mention of it, are there any thoughts on how this new approach will impact the future of quantum computing ? http://www.sussex.ac.uk/newsandevents/?id=28441 http://www.sussex.ac.uk/broadcast/read/38093 Scientists at the University of Sussex have invented a ground-breaking new method that puts the construction of large-scale quantum computers within reach of current technology. Universal quantum computers can be built in principle - but the technology challenges are tremendous. The engineering required to build one is considered more difficult than manned space travel to Mars – until now.