[ExI] More on topological quantum computing

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 23:03:49 UTC 2017

In the August 23 2017 issue of the journal Nature researchers report they
have managed to braid non-Abelian anyons (also called Majorana
sudo-particles) in a hashtag # arrangement of wires. These braids can
encode a Qbit of quantum information and they can be manipulated. These
braids are very robust, far less likely to suffer quantum decoherence from
the environment than anything else known.


Maybe there is some showstopper that hasn't shown up yet but in my opinion
this technology has more potential to suddenly change civilization than
just about anything else, except maybe H-bomb technology, because unlike
other methods once you've made even a very small quantum computer that
works on this principle it should be pretty straightforward to scale it up,
way up. This short video explains what they did and why braids of particles
that follow non-Abelian rules are the ideal thing to use for making a
quantum computer.


John K Clark
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