Saturday, April 01, 2006

Atomic size computers

AFP via Yahoo News reports,
Scientists at an IBM research center in Silicon Valley have created a magnetism-manipulating tool suited to building molecular computers, the company revealed.

Click here for the full report.

Now for the grain of salt. Don't go WOW. The news is fascinating by itself - a real technological breakthrough but extrapolating the ramifications to atomic size computers is a bit too much. It could have been worse if you remember there are objects smaller than an atom!! I am glad they made a conscious decision not to go beyond.

I plan to post a couple of articles on the promises and viability of quantum computers asap.

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