For decades world renowned scientists, including Albert Einstein, have argued furiously about quantum physics.
Well, now, scientists in the United Kingdom believe they could have a blueprint for the first ever quantum computer which they claim could radically alter our lives.
But there is a long way to go – even if the blueprint is correct it will take many years and up to tens of millions of dollars to build.
The first blueprint for how to build a Quantum computer – the most powerful computer on Earth – has been unveiled 👉 https://t.co/y1BbE9V2D0 pic.twitter.com/GkGxLNQgEA— University of Sussex (@SussexUni) February 1, 2017
Winfried Hensinger, Professor of Quantum Technologies, at the University of Sussex, explained: “So this technology is absolutely nothing to do with normal computers, it can achieve things like solve problems even the fastest super computer in the world would take a million years to calculate.
“This is a challenge that could change society, this is not going to be easy, what we’re not saying is this is a simple process to build a quantum computer and there won’t be any problem, but what we try to make sure in this blueprint is that we’ve kind of identified all the places that there could be challenges, and we provide quite reasonable technological solution.”
Researchers at the University of Sussex believe a quantum computer system would allow multiple calculations at the same time unlike classic computers.
Professor Hensinger added: “Now imagine you can put all the data simultaneously into the computer just like with you being at two different places at the same time.
“You could have all the data simultaneously being processed by this machine. This is in a way is what a quantum computer does, it has an unbelievable processing power and it works nothing like any technology you’ve ever seen.”
Quantum physics remains a highly theoretical debate about the forces which make up our universe at a minute level.
But scientists could be closer to turning theory in to practice.