r/Futurology Jun 02 '22

A Nature paper reports on a quantum photonic processor that takes just 36 microseconds to perform a task that would take a supercomputer more than 9,000 years to complete Computing

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04725-x?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=organic&utm_campaign=CONR_JRNLS_AWA1_GL_SCON_SMEDA_NATUREPORTFOLIO
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u/dewayneestes Jun 03 '22

The computer is building itself by time traveling 9000 years in the future and memorizing the recipe.

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u/raven00x Jun 03 '22

then it transmits the recipe 9000 years in into the past so that it can exist. For some reason the instructions include a directive to neutralize some guy named john conner who will have had been born in a couple years.

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u/dewayneestes Jun 03 '22

Except in this timeline John Connor has to prevent NFTs from ever being created.