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The PC upgrade cycle slows
(06-05-2016, 08:34 PM)SickBeast Wrote: I think that beyond 4k with HDR, TV upgrades are going to become pretty pointless.  OLED will provide a nice boost but who knows if they can ever manufacture it cheaply.  As for VR, a lot of people aren't going to want to consume their content on a headset plus only one person can view it at a time.  It looks like a very uncomfortable and cumbersome setup to me, particularly if you wear prescription glasses.  I'm sure it's really cool technology however I don't personally see it as the next big thing.  To me it looks like a fad similar to 3D movies.

I agree, I hate 3d glasses and I'm guessing I wont like VR headsets.

But what else is there? holograms?

Soon we will be playing games that look like movies. :) @ 4k.
(06-02-2016, 07:34 PM)Fractal Design NA Wrote: Hopefully we can start working with qubits soon and I'm sure this whole equation will get a lot more interesting.

Quote: A state-of-the-art computer system using quantum mechanics and valued at $15 million dollars has been sold to a cyber-security firm.

D-Wave, the developers of the quantum computer, announced the sale to Temporal Defense Systems , earlier this week. Temporal Defense Systems are the first customers for the D-Wave 2000Q Quantum Computer. Previous D-Wave customers include Lockheed Martin, Google and NASA.


A standard computer uses binary data: every bit of data is either a one or a zero. Multiple bits are used to store memory, but each bit can only be in one state (position one or position zero) at any time.

"A quantum computer works totally differently, because you replace the bit with something called a qubit," Green told CNBC during a phone interview last year.

"The good thing about it is it can be in both states at the same time, so that means that if add, for example, five bits… that means that computer can be in 32 states at the same time. If you have five bits in a normal computer, it can still only be in one state at a time."

This means a quantum computer could perform 32 calculations at the same time as a normal computer performs one. That may not sound impressive, but the more bits that are added, the more calculations that can be done at once.

The D-Wave 2000Q Quantum Computer is claimed to have 2,000 qubits. D-Wave claims it was able to solve challenging problems 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than algorithms running on a server.
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Quote:Quantum computers promise to revolutionize the future of computing. Scientists have now demonstrated for the first time that quantum computers do indeed offer advantages over conventional computers. They developed a quantum circuit that can solve a problem that is unsolvable using any equivalent classical circuit.

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