“This is KAOS. We don’t *shush* here!”

Continuing our QUANTUM COMPUTER CRASH-(COLLISION?)-COURSE in prep for our upcoming performance BOUNDED IN A NUTSHELL

WIRED.COM posted a great article on some new developments in quantum computing.

It seems that a quantum computer’s “brain” works pretty much like a human brain. And that means that certain attempts by scientists to be fastidiously ordered are pretty much null and void.

From the article:

“The new study, published in the March 12 Science, suggests that anxious physicists should just relax. A group of researchers at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby have shown that randomly arranged materials can trap light just as well as ordered ones.

‘We took a very interesting, different approach: relaxing all these ordered structures and using disorder” as a resource, says study coauthor Peter Lodahl. “Let it play with you instead of playing against you.'”

…notes Diederik Wiersma, a physicist at the European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy in Florence, Italy…

…Like a human brain, a quantum brain is not a perfectly ordered structure, he says. “Nature doesn’t need a symmetric structure. It just needs your brain to be working.”

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~ by saturdaysinthedark on March 13, 2010.

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