Dr. Pravir Malik QI Quantum.
Quantum theory has proven to be one of the most fruitful scientific theories in that it has given rise to technologies that help build modern life. This is because the heart of quantum mechanics is about the rules that govern how atoms behave, interact with each other, and interact with light. Concrete devices (transistors and semiconductors, the foundation of telecommunications and computing technology), applications (GPS, MRI, lasers), and disciplines (chemistry) have emerged from our understanding of quantum mechanics.
So when the next breakthrough quantum-based application, the quantum computer, is predicted to be imminent, it’s easy to keep jumping on the bandwagon, and the probabilistic dynamism that underlies such computers, superimposition. We tend to believe that the fit and the tangle must be true. After all, isn’t quantum technology already proven beyond doubt?
But as I pointed out in one of my previous articles, it’s that kind of thinking that creates a giant bubble that keeps growing in size. And as I explained in another article, the quantum computing industry is just asking deeper and deeper questions beyond what is considered right and wrong. burst.
The purpose of this article is to point out many of the predicted paradoxes and difficulties associated with current concepts of quantum computing, such as the limited size of quantum computers, the ephemeral lifetimes of quantum states, and the instability of quantum computing gates. is to Tied to the effect of decoherence, it never allows any meaningful level of computational precision.Atom.
Remember, the atom is a world unto itself.
After all, atoms are made up of quantum particles. Their nuclei are made up of quarks bound together by the action of bosons. Another type of quantum particle, the electron, exists in stable orbits around the nucleus. Electrons can exist in multiple overlapping states, and the fact that all atoms of the same atomic number exhibit the same properties regardless of where they are in the universe enhances the quantum phenomenon of entanglement. . This also suggests that the lifetimes of quantum states (such as superposition and entanglement) persist.
However, this stable entity is in a state of constant change due to interaction with or emission of photons. In other words, atoms are subject to the perpetual dynamics of quantum computation as light (aka photons) continuously changes their state. Atoms are therefore perhaps the most stable quantum computers, operating robustly in a variety of environments and easily connecting with other atoms to create complex chains of molecules, while being immune to decoherence. also proves , the scalability of quantum computers is the natural law of things.
So the question is, if nature can easily and abundantly scale atom-based quantum computers that continuously exhibit superposition and entanglement and remain stable beyond the vagaries of decoherence, why today? The question is, can’t a major company at the forefront of quantum computing do it? industry?
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A possible answer, simply put, is that we are approaching quantum computing with a restrictive bias. For example, the demonstrated success in digital computing continues to see many useful applications, framing our thinking about computational thinking. So, with the same mindset and goals, we continue to work on computations taking place in radically different mediums. But quantum computing, which inevitably deals with the realm that separates the invisible from the visible, has to offer something different. Something new and radically creative is definitely happening there.I begin to study the possibilities in more detail in my book emperor’s quantum computer.
For example, the scalability of atom-based quantum computers, which combine together to form chains of functional molecules, translates the very math and logic of what happens at the quantum level in a different way than probability-based, qubit-enabled approaches. We have already suggested that we need to think. It is at the heart of the quantum computing infrastructure envisioned today.
After all, the visible does not magically emerge from the invisible. The logic of backward extrapolation of “functions” embodied by different atoms bonding to form molecules suggests a very different set of dynamics of function that precedes the atomic forms that must exist at the quantum level. suggesting. When we focus on atomic functions, we can see another quantum-level language. After all, the atom with atomic number 47, as opposed to 26, for example, defines the possible behaviors (or functions) of silver, regardless of where it resides.
With insights like this, we can actually think of alternative architectures that might be more useful for building quantum computers. Leveraging the success of atom-based quantum computers will inevitably also reduce the costs associated with building quantum computers. But in addition, quantum-level functional languages go beyond superposition, entanglement, tunneling, and annealing, to a variety of other important principles that must exist and be exploited if quantum computers begin to mimic nature. suggesting.
Atoms are the first concrete and stable structures that make up all the complexities of quantum dynamics. Its mysteries are poorly understood and the world continues to be built upon it. A new look at this wonder of creation, using the lens of quantum dynamics, will more creatively participate in shaping possibilities through new and different genres of such atom-based quantum computers. may make it possible.
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