Researchers say their supercomputer is 1 million times more powerful than its nearest competitor, Google’s Sycamore.
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29 monatoj

It is possible, but it will be a temporary thing and it will not take long until the other competitors balance the matter, as it always happens with new technologies. One of the companies is always the first, but once the technology is established in a few years, the products of the different companies will be comparable to each other.

Today, Quantum computing has not yet left much of the experimental phase.

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69 monatoj

Like everything, it’s just a matter of devoting time and resources towards solving the problem. China is making a serious investment into quantum computing and that’s starting to show results. China also has quantum communication network that’s actually getting real world use.

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19 monatoj

Google and others also are working on communication network, it’s only a logical consecuence of this. Por the moment none of the intents are on long distance end stable.

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9 monatoj

Can you please stop posting these totally irrelevant “dick measuring” articles? Quantum-computing is in its infancy and numbers are totally irrelevant as long as it doesn’t even work properly.

In addition, these “China is big” articles are just propaganda either to booster the ego of some CCP honchos or to drive a “scary china” rhetoric in the west, similar to how the USSR was constantly made to look more technologically advanced then they really were by western propaganda to justify government spending in the military-industrial complex.

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You have a point about the tiresome ‘Usa vs China’ line in modern media.

Though i think its fair to recognise China’s technical capabilities are getting pretty amazing, and are accelerating. Which does contrast the previous western rhetoric of China being ‘backwards and only capable of cheap knockoffs’.

Their science/eng are getting really good tbh. And it is fair to recognise that.

I’ll also BET that most of the relevant scientists from each nation have huge amounts of mutual respect for each other, and it’s mostly the media/politics which is spinning this bs oppositional tone.

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similar to how the USSR was constantly made to look more technologically advanced

You mean like how they beat the US to every milestone except actually putting a footprint on the damn moon? Russia was always ahead until they ran out of budget. All the US did was quietly admit defeat, hire the designer of the V2 rocket (of nazi germany weapons designer fame) to re-create his rocket for a moon landing and then the US brag like they achieved it.

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You really swallowed the propaganda hook, line and sinker.

Except for a very early phase when the USSR had a head start (btw also because of German rocket scientists) the so called “space race” wasn’t really one.

And in other military areas the difference was even bigger. But NATO needed a scary enemy, so the USSR had to do somehow.

That is not to say the USSR didn’t made amazing technological achivements. Russia was basically a rural backwater when the communists took over.

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49 monatoj

so salty

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As someone on neither side, I see only downsides to a cold-war starting between China and the US.

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79 monatoj

Not sure how that’s at all relevant to discussing China’s technological achievements here. A quantum computer with 113 detected photons is a huge achievement, and that’s the topic of the article.

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Quantum computing has (so far) no practical application other that potentially breaking current non-quantum cryptography and thus is inherently a militarized surveillance technology.

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49 monatoj

That’s an incredibly ignorant statement. Quantum computing is applicable to a plethora of problems that cannot be tackled using classical computing. Some examples you could’ve easily googled yourself here https://builtin.com/hardware/quantum-computing-applications

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09 monatoj

Some marketing blub that was probably the first thing that came up on a Google search isn’t going to convince me that are are any practical applications of quantum computing in the near future other than breaking cryptography.

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49 monatoj

If you don’t understand why solving problems like protein folding is useful then what else is there to say to you.

poVoq
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I am actually a bio-chemist by training and understand perfectly well… but quantum computing isn’t going to help with that any-time soon.

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49 monatoj

So, your argument is that quantum computing isn’t going to help until quantum computing is sufficiently developed. You truly are a master of tautology. Exact same argument applies to breaking encryption by the way.

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No, my argument isn’t against making civilian research into quantum computing, it is against military / surveillance funded research into it and making it into a dick-measuring contest between China and the US.

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49 monatoj

Ah, you were just making a straw man argument all along. Glad we cleared that up.

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19 monatoj

china is a good country so people defend it, there is no propaganda here

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