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Quantum Computing

  1. Jan 17, 2005 #1
    I have read with interest the previous post on this topic, but wonder, I recently read an article about the first quantum transistor, a small step on the path to a true quantum computer, and also some articles on using argon atoms and electrons as ram and a bus respectively; can anyone however tell me about the difficulties that making the world's first quantum computers entails, and any ideas that have been proposed to overcome them.

    As an interesting related topic, I read the research by NASA and some eminent biologists into the way mrna uses quantum principles to locate base pairs for replication faster; as there is some debate as to whethere dna is a computer in itself, if we thing about it's programming and memory store abilities, should we be looking at DNA to give us some hints in how to harness the quantum in a truly practical quantum computer?

    Any answers welcome.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2005
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