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What happens when computers stop shrinking?

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by Michio Kaku
This article is a condensed excerpt from Michio Kaku’s new book, “The Physics of the Future.“
I remember vividly sitting in Mark Weiser’s office in Silicon Valley almost twenty years ago as he explained to me his vision of the future. Gesturing with his hands, he excitedly told me a new revolution was about [...]
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New generation of optical integrated devices for future quantum computers

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A research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol has demonstrated the quantum operation of new components that will enable compact circuits for future photonic quantum computers.

Quantum computers, holding the great promise of tremendous computational power for particular tasks, have been the goal of worldwide efforts by scientists for several years.  Tremendous advances have been made but there is still a long way to go.

Building a quantum computer will require a large number of interconnected components – gates – which work in a similar way to the microprocessors in current personal computers.  Currently, most quantum gates are large structures and the
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