Machines, Logic and Quantum Physics
Deutsch (David), Ekert (Artur) & Lupacchini (Rossella)
Source: The Bulletin of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Sep., 2000), pp. 265-283
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Authors’ Concluding Remarks

  1. This brief discussion has merely scratched the surface of the rapidly developing field of quantum computation (see the Centre for Quantum Computation's web site1 at Link for more detailed accounts and updates).
  2. We have concentrated on the fundamental issues and have minimised our discussion of physical details and technological practicalities.
  3. However, it should be mentioned that quantum computing is a serious possibility for future generations of computing devices.
  4. At present it is not clear when, how and even whether fully-fledged quantum computers will eventually be built; but notwithstanding this, the quantum theory2 of computation already plays a much more fundamental role in the scheme of things than its classical predecessor did.
  5. We believe that anyone who seeks a fundamental understanding of either physics, computation or logic must incorporate its new insights into his world view.

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