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Quantum computing is basically a trick for performing exponential-dimensional operations in polynomial time (since superpositions have exponentially increasing dimension in the number of involved bits). That will be awesome when we're done inventing it, and it may even be useful in developing sentient AIs. But it is unlikely to be strictly necessary, because neurons are not quantum-scale, and they seem to meet the hardware specs for sentience.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Aug 27th, 2011 at 10:23:50 AM EST
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