Scientists from the University of Bristol, in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), have successfully developed chip-scale devices that are able to harness the applications of quantum physics by generating and manipulating single particles of light within programmable nano-scale circuits.
These chips are able to encode quantum information in light generated inside the circuits and can process the ‘quantum information’ with high efficiency and extremely low noise. This demonstration could enable a significant boost in the ability to produce more complex quantum circuits that are required in quantum computing and communications.
If you don’t know what Quantum Entanglement means this explains.
Einstein called it “Spooky Action at a Distance”. This is because he believed nothing could travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum, which is 186,282 miles per second. This is the maximum speed at which electrons can travel in a circuit (as in a vacuum tube).
Quantum Entanglement acts instantaneously throughout the universe thus this development is destined to lead to much faster computers.
Of course we might have to take into account the Heisenberg uncertainty principle which states that the position and the velocity of an object cannot both be measured exactly, at the same time, even in theory. The very concepts of exact position and exact velocity together, in fact, have no meaning in nature.
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