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October 28, 2008

Scalable Quantum Computing in the Next 5 Years?

Chris Lee

Sometimes you get to eat your words—this is one of those occasions (“however” tastes kind of bland and overused). In nearly every quantum computing article, particularly those involving atomic gases, I end with something along the lines of “It’s great work, and demonstrates a much needed proof of principle, but atomic vapors are never going to scale-up conveniently enough to provide the number of bits required for realistic quantum computing.” I can now say that this is probably wrong, dead wrong.

Full story at Ars Technica