Peter Cochrane: Quantum computing - a return to analogue computers?

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The 'Babbage Engine'. Completed in 2002 based on Charles Babbage's original plans for his 'Difference Engine number two', designed in 1849
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The 'Babbage Engine'. Completed in 2002 based on Charles Babbage's original plans for his 'Difference Engine number two', designed in 1849

Quantum computers are neither stable enough nor powerful enough to achieve very much at all at the moment, warns Professor Peter Cochrane - but could one day provide a cure for cancer

As an undergraduate I studied analogue and digital computing in equal measure as both were in common use in industry at the time, but had yet to find their way into commerce. After graduation I also enjoyed...

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