By George Johnson

ISBN-10: 0375411933

ISBN-13: 9780375411939

ISBN-10: 0375726187

ISBN-13: 9780375726187

during this remarkably illustrative and punctiliously obtainable examine essentially the most interesting frontiers in technological know-how and desktops, award-winning New York Times author George Johnson unearths the attention-grabbing global of quantum computing—the holy grail of tremendous desktops the place the computing energy of unmarried atoms is harnassed to create machines able to nearly incredible calculations within the blink of an eye.

As computing device chips proceed to scale down in dimension, scientists expect the tip of the line: a working laptop or computer during which every one change is produced from a unmarried atom. one of these equipment may function less than a special set of actual legislation: The legislation of quantum mechanics. Johnson lightly leads the curious outsider throughout the unusually uncomplicated rules had to comprehend this dream, discussing the present nation of the revolution, and eventually assessing the amazing energy those machines may have to alter our world.

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