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Today in non-depressing news: Boffins build biggest quantum sims

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and can only simulate specific situations..So no, they can't play Crysis.

Which I think is a "Quantum leap" in reporting this sort of stuff.

In effect it can (potentially) generate a single 2^50 digit representing the states of all atoms in the cluster that represent, er something.

An obvious question is at what point do you get enough atoms together that it stops looking like a cluster of atoms (with various exotic quantum stuff going on) and look more like a lump of metal IE the "continuum approximation"

Closest thing to an actual QC seems to be something more like a FPGA where you program the connections between "cells" of quantum somethings, doing some kind of logic.

Well done for the rise in the quality of reporting this sort of thing.

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