Re: Many Universe Theory Question



On 03/01/2011 23:45, Dirk Bruere at NeoPax wrote:
On 03/01/2011 22:52, Robert L. Oldershaw wrote:
On Jan 3, 10:38 am, Dirk Bruere at NeoPax<dirk.bru...@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

But MWI is not really a scientific theory given that AFAIK it is not
capable of disproof. Although IIRC Deutsch did claim that it might be
possible to verify it using some sort of quantum computer.
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You often find physicists, journalists and bloggers expounding on the
wonders and promise of "quantum computers". The concept is ubiquitous
in popular science literature.

However, a useful "quantum computer" that can answer more questions
than it inherently raises, and thus add anything new to our
understanding of nature, is as much pie-in -the- sky as the hope of
replacing cars with personal flying-vehicles ala The Jetsons.

RLO
www.amherst.edu/~rloldershaw


D-Wave seem to be taking an interesting approach.
http://www.dwavesys.com/index.php?page=processor-performance

[ Mod. note: While there is much (incremental) progress being made
in the field of quantum computation, both on theoretical and
experimental sides, D-Wave may not be the best representative.
http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?s=d-wave -ik ]


People might be interested in a talk given by Suzanne Gildert who now
works for D-wave:
http://telexlr8.wordpress.com/2010/07/30/suzanne-gildert-on-building-large-scale-quantum-computers-teleplace-september-4-10am-pst/

http://tinyurl.com/34nlh29

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