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Quantum Computing and Predicting Material Properties

10/05/2017 9:17 AM

Here's an article I wrote recently about how quantum computing will change materials science. I really believe, more than encryption or anything else, materials science will be the field affected most by Quantum Computers.

http://insights.globalspec.com/article/5699/the-imminent-materials-science-revolution

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10/05/2017 9:49 AM

Might have to wait a little bit.

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10/05/2017 9:59 AM

I hear you. Luckily Quantum Computing has finally entered that exponential growth curve so it shouldn't be too long. Google's group was hoping to achieve it next year but I think realistically it won't happen till the 2020s.

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10/05/2017 1:44 PM

Luckily Quantum Computing -------

Merit don't relies on luck.

By the way I am not doubting at all what you wrote in your write-up.

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10/05/2017 12:33 PM

I know that quantum computing is out of my expertise so my apprehension maybe unfounded but I do have a serious concern or misunderstanding. It seems to me that since quantum mechanics is based so highly on statistics then quantum computing will fly through countless possible states to come up with an answer. I'm not sure if that answer will be the answer with an untraceable number of preconditions or if the proffered answer will be right or wrong.

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10/05/2017 12:45 PM

The irony of simulating a quantum system (the atom or molecule) with a quantum computer. Or is the atom/molecule really a quantum computer itself?

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10/07/2017 3:54 AM

"Oh no there goes the electron"

I have doubts, I have a belief that atoms are living things.

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10/05/2017 1:58 PM

So the Rise of the Machines is upon us soon, and then we biological sentient beings will circle the toilet bowl for the last time. At least we will be aware of ourselves circling the drain.

Machines will never actually learn to love, or have a soul. It just simply will never happen.

Global climate change will become irrelevant, since machines don't care.

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10/05/2017 7:06 PM

The effect on materials science is just positive, AFAIK. It remains to be seen what will happen as far as encryption is concerned.

If quantum computers become cheap and reliable and widely available, the result will certainly be disruptive, more so than all the recent personal information losses that have been in the news. A large enough quantum computer running Shor's algorithm could defeat RSA, the primary method of encryption currently used.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shor%27s_algorithm

Hopefully, there are people who can come up with a quantum computer proof encryption algorithm which can be put in place on time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-quantum_cryptography

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