Oh - juicy mind stuff - you've just got to love those little qubits. In an article from PhysicsOrg.com, I've just learned that a quantum computer has solved problem, without actually running a test to try and solve a problem. This is amazing and has a lot of impact on how we move forward with application research as well.
" By combining quantum computation and quantum interrogation, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found an exotic way of determining an answer to an algorithm – without ever running the algorithm."
Now, if the quantum computer can only find a way to help us find out what we don’t know that we need to know. Then we're really on to something – that would be greatest application and probably the most dangerous weapon in the world. The scary bit would be…we wouldn’t even have to do something to make that happen because the quantum computer would already know what to do – by exploring those unchartered spaces in our minds!
Conscious computers with "knowingness".