Future of Computing – I’ll Take Mine Molecular, not Quantum, Yet.
The great Makio Kaku, American communicator and popularizer of science, futurist, theoretical physicist, and Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York, discusses the future of computing above.
Computers Already Exist on One Carbon Atom
Although quantum computing gets a lot of press over molecular computing, Kaku reasons that molecular technology will take hold in terms usability and scale, well before quantum scientists and programmers work out the instabilities of basic quantum mechanics. Molecular computers already exist, based on molecular transmitters made on graphene, otherwise one layer of carbon developed on what Kaku calls “a giant sheet…the smallest molecular computer we have is one carbon atom.”
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