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#1 atraub   User is offline

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atraub's conjecture... is it Quantum?

Posted 27 January 2011 - 02:19 PM

I had a thought the other day, I was wondering if this is an established theory, ludicrous, or what have you.

For now, let's call this Adam's Conjecture:

What if we could precisely create a small volt of electricity. For example, a volt that measured 0.38373573534583959398355757584930275860274854839245 volts. If we could create and measure electricity so precisely, say a few trillionth's of a percent, then we could pass enormous amounts of data with less than 1 volt. The amount of data we can pass at a given moment will only be limited by our ability to measure and generate precise volts of electricity.


What do you guys think? I don't think this is Quantum Mechanics, but I don't know anything about Quantum.

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Re: atraub's conjecture... is it Quantum?

Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:40 PM

Not really sure what you're talking about. Capacitors are either charged or discharged - still a binary circuitry.

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Re: atraub's conjecture... is it Quantum?

Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:43 PM

It's entirely possible that my assertion is based on a false premise.

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Re: atraub's conjecture... is it Quantum?

Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:47 PM

Quantum computers are based off of Qubits, which can exist in the 0 or 1 states, or a superposition of both. It's still binary, but different. Electricity doesn't allow for this superposition of states, so this would not be quantum.
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Re: atraub's conjecture... is it Quantum?

Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:59 PM

Actually, I want to take another shot at explaining this and see if I'm the only one who thinks it makes sense (always possible). Let's step back from computer hardware for just a moment. Let's say I were to pass an electric charge from device A to device B. Device A generates the charge and sends it, device B receives the charge and measures it.

Information can always be encoded into numbers, like binary for example. The charge gets measured and while it's less than 1, it could have millions of digits past the decimal. That value can then be interpreted by a computer and translated into relevant information.

The more precisely this charge can be generated and interpreted, the more information that can be transferred in this way. Does this make sense? It's sort of a way of using the concept of Big Infinity to pass near infinite amounts of data. Disregarding the feasibility or utility of being able to implement such a system, I think it's kind of a cool idea.

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Re: atraub's conjecture... is it Quantum?

Posted 27 January 2011 - 04:25 PM

So you're not proposing a different circuitry for computers, but rather a way to encode data. In that case, sure, that'll work. Though if you study networks you'll realize just how impossible what you're talking about is (nature is a bitch).
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Re: atraub's conjecture... is it Quantum?

Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:33 PM

Haha I realize that due to current limitations on technology (and perhaps physics) it is currently impossible
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Re: atraub's conjecture... is it Quantum?

Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:24 PM

Frequency Division Multiplexing came to mind when I first read this and in theory it has a lot of potential, but in reality I can't see it. As an extremely loose calculation if you can represent binary states with tiny voltages then the number of states that can be represented per time interval will be half the voltage range.

Now, we run into a further problem in representing numbers in the trillions. That is a major road block. :)
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Re: atraub's conjecture... is it Quantum?

Posted 15 February 2011 - 07:11 AM

Currently, our tech has limitations that make this sort of idea impossible... perhaps someday...
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Re: atraub's conjecture... is it Quantum?

Posted 15 February 2011 - 07:13 AM

You would need pretty kickass hardware to cancel out noise when you're dealing with trillionths of a volt.
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Re: atraub's conjecture... is it Quantum?

Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:36 AM

View Postatraub, on 15 February 2011 - 08:11 AM, said:

Currently, our tech physics and laws of nature have limitations that make this sort of idea impossible... perhaps someday...

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