Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Emerging Technology

For those of you who like to see science fiction as it approaches, The Next Big Future has a roundup of tech stuff that is moving beyond the talked-about stage to the startup stage. Remember that if even a third of these pan out, it's a whole new world. The fusion and the quantum computers really caught my eye.

Instapundit, as usual for these things.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Quantum computers aren't nearly as cool as everybody seems to think they are.

In particular, they're not nearly as fast as the legend would have it.
There are a certain class of algorithms that run exponentially faster on a quantum computer, but that class is quite small, and quantum computers definitely cannot solve the classically 'hard' problems (NP-hard) in polynomial time.