“Imagine a computer whose memory is exponentially larger than its apparent physical size; a computer that can manipulate an exponential set of inputs simultaneously; a computer that computes in the twilight zone of space. You would be thinking of a quantum computer. Relatively few and simple concepts from quantum mechanics are needed to make quantum computers a possibility. The subtlety has been in learning to manipulate these concepts. Is such a computer an inevitability or will it be too difficult to build?”
Source: The Tech Zone
If you aren’t familiar with quantum computing, you really should read this morning’s article at The Tech Zone. One of the most interesting ideas is instantaneous data transfer, not to mention incredible processing power.