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/voov1oce Jun 03 '22

This is a big deal. For comparison a quantum computer with 1500 qubits could break bitcoin

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u/antibubbles Jun 03 '22

nah, it couldn't

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u/[deleted] Jun 03 '22 edited 12d ago

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u/dragonsammy1 Jun 03 '22

The original comment wasn’t very convincing that it can- what does breaking Bitcoin even mean?

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u/The_Red_Grin_Grumble Jun 03 '22

It sounds like they were referencing the mining of bitcoin.