> >> Factorize 11111311111911111111511111111111121212111111111
> > Rain Man?

Even Rain Man couldn't figure out that 2^57885161 -1 is a prime number as a
conventional computer did about a month ago, the number has 17,425,170
digits. This is the sort of problem that quantum computers would be
especially good at because it involves factoring numbers, so I don't see
why a non quantum computer could so easily beat a human with a brain that
could make quantum calculations. And to make a quantum computer you need to
entangle particles, and nobody has proposed a plausible way that could be
done in the hot noisy human brain.

> show me a human as good as a quantum computer for finding a needle in a
> haystack.

A human with a magnet?

 John K Clark

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