Andrew Magrath (biggrumpy) wrote,
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The Joys of Quantum Mechanics

During my exile from the outside world I have had a lot of time to do stuff on the internet. I came across this article and it made me smile. Essentually, the computer in question relies heavily on the properties of quantum mechanics (and all the craziness that goes along with it). One of the interesting things about QM is that cause and effect are linked in odd ways. Here you have such an example. The computer solved the problem that it was meant to solve without actually running. It would be like sitting down at your computer and just before you open up MS Word your finished book prints itself. Sometimes QM is delightful -- just don't think about it too much.

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