China is close to developing quantum computer

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    Imagine this tablet I'm typing on was a quantum computer from a couple of decades in the future...

    Anyways, USA already has pseudo-quantum computing, but not a true quantum PC.

    Scientific fields in which China is way ahead of USA:

    1. Rail guns. Chinese tech is not only more reliable, but more advanced than the American counterpart.

    2. Hypersonic glide vehicle. Most ppl assume this to be some sort of unmanned hypersonic airplane that delivers a nuclear payload. No, it's simply a nuclear warhead that travels at Mach 10 or more and can maneuver to hit a moving target like an aircraft carrier.

    3. Quantum communication satellite. China launched the world's first such satellite last summer and it is working better than expected.

    4. China expects to have the worlds first exascale (1000 pflops) supercomputer 2-3 years before the USA. It might not seem impressive, but a couple of years is like a long time when dealing with tech evolution and progress.

    5. Not really ahead, but by 2024, China will operate the world's only operational space station after the ISS retires from service.

    BTW, I'd love to post the source (about quantum computing here) here, but it's all in Chinese...
     
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    CAS is close to developing China's first quantum computer.

    Genuine quantum computer, not D-WAVE like pretender.
     
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    Chinese destroyers will soon equip with rail guns. This is how it will be used:

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    http://www.ecns.cn/m/2017/04-11/252909.shtml

    Chinese scientists working on world's first quantum computer

    2017-04-11 15:55 chinadaily.com.cn Editor: Li Yan

    Chinese scientists are developing the world's first quantum computer, which will be much faster than current supercomputers and is expected to come into fruition in a few years, according to a top scientist.

    Chinese scientists are able to control the change between single particles and the quantum state, a big step in quantum communication and computing, said Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    Bai released the latest achievement in a report on the country's science and technology development and applications at a forum in Langfang, Hebei province on Monday.

    The achievement shows that quantum research has stepped into a "control era" from an "observation era," Bai said.

    A quantum computer will be terascale. An equation set might take the Tianhe-2 supercomputer 100 years to solve, but the quantum computer will solve it in just 0.01 seconds. Tianhe-2 was the fastest computer since 2013 but was replaced by another Chinese supercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight, last year.

    China launched the world's first quantum satellite in 2016, leading the world in quantum communication.
     
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