Oct 23, 2015 Here's an interesting Ideacity lecture on Quantum Computing. We're basically standing on the verge of a new age of technology and informationprocessing. The possibilities are explained as the difference between flying and riding a horse. The first plane that the Wright brothers made, didn't go as fast as a horse.. but sooner or later they became faster and irreplacable because of their use of a new travelling medium: air. Instead of a chip holding values of either 1 or 0... with quantim computing bits (or qbits as they are called) can hold two values at once because they add an extra dimension due to having a nexus. (nexus = a point in space where one particle overlaps with another particle). Because every particle adds an extra dimension every qbit that's added to a chip adds another parrallel world to it. So instead of having to simply add up 1, 2 and 3 bits to sum up the capability of a normal chip.. every qbit that gets added will contract a new particle from another point in space, which increases the entire sum exponentially. > This means an unimaginable increase in computing power, that we've never been close to harvesting yet. Makes sense? If not, watch the vid: ^ this dude predicts we'll find a new planet like earth in 5 years thanks to Q. computing and that we'll make serious plans of getting there. Also he says machines will outpace humans in every aspect, not just thinking but also in physical labor. As they are more precise and unfatigued. . More in depth, also really interesting: "Quantum cryptography uses physics instead of math to create the key to encrypt data. The key is generated using photons." Will smart people be replaced by smarter computers? What do you guys and girls think?