What is Quantum Data ?
Why Is it Important ?
Fundamentally mankind has not actually ‘evolved’ or changed the basic computer since day one.
What Is Data ?
Data is information Stored in Binary code.
Well, actually Data itself is simply Information. We currently store most data in Binary format.
Data was first stored in Binary format and is still stored in Binary today.
Data itself is truely just a representation of Information.
It is actually just this information the average user is interested in.
Quantum Data is simply a new way to store that same data.
Its faster, more efficient but in the end your pictures are the same no matter what the background data format is.
What this means is that every piece of information from the OS ( operating System ) to your excel files to photographs are all rendered down to 1’s and 0’s for the computer to do anything with it.
On the fundamental level binary code with 1’s and 0’s is the very most basic and simple method to actual compute with.
The machines we use today are only ‘better’ if indeed you can consider them truly better because we have figured out how to make them run faster and faster.
Faster Is Not Better
Its kind of like taking the old Model T and just pushing harder and harder on the accelerator.
It may go faster but eventually you are going to run into huge issues and limits that are not going to be overcome without fundamentally rethinking the first step in computing … its fundamental language.
So why do we stick with binary ?
Computers are currently designed and built using Binary Language which means a single wire either has no voltage or has positive voltage, hence a 0 or a 1.
Using these “Bits” we combine 8 of them to make a Byte which can not form letters.
The computers originally used 8 bits in a row, then 16 and 32
This allowed large steps in computing power with more and more bits utilized at a time.
Computers use clocks that cycle the data on these lines one step at a time, the faster the clock herz the faster the data is read, used, and wrote.
We have sped up the clocks year over year to make the computers faster, however the downside has been the faster we cycle it the more heat it generates.
Quantum computers use multistage data lines so instead of just 2 states ( one or zero ) there are 4.
This makes quantum cpu’s FAR more powerful and able to computer huge amounts of data.
This in effect is like being able to speed up the computer’s clocks by 1000 times.
This is a massive step forward in power.
Sadly it doesn’t address the fundamental problem with our computers.
The real future of the Super Computer lies with Quantum Computing Components.
This means Quantum CPU’s or Central Processors, the Code of computers.
It means Quantum Memory with will allow Data Storage to Multiply exponentially.
It means Quantum Capable Inter Component communications.
Unfortunately it also means far more heat inside these components.
It is likely that the first true Quantum computers will live in liquid Nitrogen to control the excessive heat.
Still limited by Binary Format
How is this possible you might ask ?
We just stated that the cpu has 4 different states instead of just 2 that binary uses.
While true the actual use of quantum style computing is fundamentally limed by how we store, transmit, and use Data.
The current quantum computers only affect the use of the data, we still store and transmit it via binary.
Is Quantum Data Here ?
The answer is yes.
But where is it ?
Only in the Labs and test facilities.
It will take years to take a product concept from the lab into mass production.
In truth it takes years to go from the lab to even low Qty test products.
Why does the process take so long ?
Because there are simply so many steps needed.
Even once those steps are done we still have to have all the new innovations moved to Mass Production.
This is a significant hurtle.
New Generation Computer
To make a truly generational leap forward in computers we need to store our data using 8 different ‘states’ per Bit.
Not just store it, but we must be able to store it statically in the same states.
Static storage is like your thumb drive where you load files and it does not require continuous power to remember what you told it.
Fundamentally we need to store and transmit 8 stage bits like we do today with binary Bits.
Only Then will have computers that make today’s computers look like simple light switches.
The technical challenges to achieve this are great.
Yet the rewards for the companies who figure it out will be literally endless.
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