2 thoughts on “Sixteen Qubits (starring Molly Ringwald)

  1. Mason

    I’m also skeptical (and I’ll take a look at what Scott wrote in a second).
    Let me share the following exchange I had with one of my SURF alums who will be doing a quantum information theory SURF this summer.
    He sent me an e-mail with the subject “More good news for my SURF?” which had the text
    “http://www.dwavesys.com/
    Looks promising. Just hope they can deliver something bigger. Soon.”
    My response was:
    “I’ll believe it when I see it. :)
    My former student’s project is extremely interesting and he’s very well qualified for it, but to quote David Mermin, quantum computation is “gedanken technology” until demonstrated otherwise.

  2. Mason

    Postscript: I very much appreciate the Molly Ringwald reference! (See “Not Another Teen Movie” for an especially poignant example…)

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