CEO Brian Krzanich calling it a major breakthrough in quantum computing and the next step to quantum supremacy (when quantum computers are faster than classical computers). Intel has a neuromorphic computing chip.
Taking advantage of the physical “spin” of quantum elements, a quantum computer will be able to process simultaneously the same data in different ways, enabling it to make projections and analyses much more quickly and efficiently than is now possible. Sppeds of computing will blast out of sight, hackeers will take advantage of this. How do we protect?
Physics: Record-Breaking Nanochip Reaches One-Thousandth of a Degree From Absolute Zero, ‘Magic’ Quantum Threshold
“The combination of cooling systems allowed us to cool our chip down to below 3 millikelvin, and we are optimistic than we can use the same method to reach the magic 1 millikelvin limit,” Dominik Zumbühl, a physicist at the University of Basel, said in the press release.
Think of Schrödinger’s cat, the standard paradox for illustrating this particular aspect of quantum theory. A cat in a closed box that also contains a vial of poison could be thought of as either alive or dead, so long as we can’t see inside the box, as National Geographic has explained. To see that the cat is not occupying both states simultaneously, but either one or the other, we need to directly observe it by looking inside the box.
“For invisibility cloaking, we need to both transmit and manipulate light in very precise ways, and that’s very difficult today,” said Rachel Goldman, professor of materials science, engineering and physics.
Electric eels generate voltage through long stacks of thin cells that run end-on-end through their bodies. Called electrocytes, these cells create electricity by allowing sodium ions to rush into one end and potassium ions out the other, all at the same time.