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  1. 17 Sep '13 17:28 / 2 edits
    http://phys.org/news/2013-09-road-fault-tolerant-quantum-high-temperature.html

    I think this is interesting.
    But, also, check out the unbelievably complex load in laboratory apparatus in the background of the top picture of that link! -Wow that looks complicated! would anyone actually know how that lot works!?
  2. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 Sep '13 23:31
    Originally posted by humy
    http://phys.org/news/2013-09-road-fault-tolerant-quantum-high-temperature.html

    I think this is interesting.
    But, also, check out the unbelievably complex load in laboratory apparatus in the background of the top picture of that link! -Wow that looks complicated! would anyone actually know how that lot works!?
    It is still a LOT of engineering to do to bring home the bacon. Personally I think computers after quantum comes about will still use classical ones, don't forget, they are getting stronger all the time also, now clocking in the quadrillions of operation per second and soon a thousand times that even. So when quantum computers come on board I can see them coupling the two types together so what one doesn't do well like find the best path through a city, sic that on the quantum, then frill it out with the super classical computers of that fancy future time. I think they will prove to each have their own strengths and weaknesses and therefore a fusion of both types will produce results neither one could do by themselves. For instance, to COMPUTE your way to showing how life started on Earth, then the experimentalists proving it by actually making real life from rocks and clay and water and so forth.
  3. 17 Sep '13 23:53
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    It is still a LOT of engineering to do to bring home the bacon. Personally I think computers after quantum comes about will still use classical ones, don't forget, they are getting stronger all the time also, now clocking in the quadrillions of operation per second and soon a thousand times that even. So when quantum computers come on board I can see them c ...[text shortened]... mentalists proving it by actually making real life from rocks and clay and water and so forth.
    Like I said earlier I don't have a dog in the fight but what you describe here is life created by intelligent design.
  4. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    18 Sep '13 05:50
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    Like I said earlier I don't have a dog in the fight but what you describe here is life created by intelligent design.
    Most of us already accept a law that states that life only comes from life.

    The Instructor
  5. 18 Sep '13 07:24 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Most of us already accept a law that states that life only comes from life.

    The Instructor
    Logically, that law doesn't apply to the very first life to exist but only to all the descendents of that very first life to exist.

    What natural number comes before zero? (or before one if you don't count zero as a natural number )
  6. 18 Sep '13 07:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    Like I said earlier I don't have a dog in the fight but what you describe here is life created by intelligent design.
    -but not created by a god for we are not supernatural let alone gods.
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    18 Sep '13 10:26
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Most of us already accept a law that states that life only comes from life.

    The Instructor
    You can't equate things humans design by human intelligence with the beginning of the universe, just arbitrarily assigning the beginnings to a god. We make things through intelligent design because we are intelligent so it follows anything we manufacture or think up new is coming from intelligent design, our OWN intelligence not some supernatural fairy princess your religion made up entirely by intelligent design, human intelligence design.