[ExI] D-Wave's Quantum Computer

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Wed May 22 21:22:13 UTC 2013

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:

> Scott Aaronson, the official chief D-Wave Skeptic and all-around smart
> guy, has a nice post where he tears into the issue: (starts below the two
> updates at the top)
> http://www.scottaaronson.com/**blog/?p=1400<http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=1400>
> He thinks we are *finally* seeing evidence for quantum behaviour, but has
> arguments why there was no real speed advantage over classical simulated
> annealing, and points out that if the hype cycle continues like it has,
> soon we will end up with a "quantum winter" where the entire field will be
> regarded as a hopeless chimera.

Even in the most optimistic scenarios, are quantum computers general
purpose computing machines? Or are they simply machines that are capable of
solving a certain class of problem extremely rapidly?

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.extropy.org/pipermail/extropy-chat/attachments/20130522/17fd0ad0/attachment.html>

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list