David Kirkpatrick

July 30, 2008

Life imitates art — the Matrix

Filed under: Science — Tags: , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:02 pm

From KurzweilAI.net:

Building ‘The Matrix’
Science News, July 27th, 2008

Physicists at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics have created a rudimentary prototype of a machine that simulates quantum phenomena using quantum physics, rather than using data kept in a classical computer.

It demonstrates a technique that could enable physicists to create, in the virtual world, materials that don’t yet exist in nature and perhaps figure out how to build, in the real world, superconductors that work at room temperature, for example.

 
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