> >> 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 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.