Applied Technotopia

We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.



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A look at the history of computing.

infographicjournal:

A Visual History of Computing

A brief explanation of what Quantum Computing is all about.

futurescope:

Quantum Computers Animated

Theoretical Physicists John Preskill and Spiros Michalakis describe how things are different in the Quantum World and how that can lead to powerful Quantum Computers.

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Animated by Jorge Cham: http://jorgecham.com
Featuring: John Preskill and Spiros Michalakis

Produced in Partnership with the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (http://iqim.caltech.edu) at Caltech with funding provided by the National Science Foundation.

Animation Assistance: Meg Rosenburg
Transcription: Noel Dilworth

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IBM is looking for apps for its digital brain (SyNAPSE).

thisistheverge:

Coding cognition: IBM needs apps for its digital brain

IBM wants to see researchers writing programs for the digital equivalent of a human brain. It’s a lofty, almost sci-fi task that’s likely a far way out, but IBM announced on Wednesday that it had made some significant steps toward making it happen: it’s been developing just such a digital brain, and it’s releasing the very first toolkit to let developers start using it. 

(via we-are-star-stuff)

An interesting clip looking at the future of programming.

cnce:

References for “The Future of Programming”

Bret Victor / July 30, 2013

Optical memory may be the next leap forward.

joshbyard:

German Scientists Create Optical Memory, Stopping Light in a Crystal for a Full Minute

To stop light, the German researchers use a technique called electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT).

They start with a cryogenically cooled opaque crystal of yttrium silicate doped with praseodymium. A control laser is fired at the crystal, triggering a complex quantum-level reaction that turns it transparent.

A second light source (the data/image source) is then beamed into the now-transparent crystal. The control laser is then turned off, turning the crystal opaque.

Not only does this leave the light trapped inside, but the opacity means that the light inside can no longer bounce around — the light, in a word, has been stopped.

With nowhere to go, the energy from the photons is picked up by atoms within the crystal, and the “data” carried by the photons is converted into atomic spin excitations.

To get the light back out of the crystal, the control laser is turned back on, and the spin excitations are emitted at photons. These atomic spins can maintain coherence (data integrity) for around a minute, after which the light pulse/image fizzles. 

(via Light stopped completely for a minute inside a crystal: The basis of quantum memory | ExtremeTech ht Singularitarian)

A brief graphic explaining cloud storage and cloud computing.
losttechnology:

Cloud Computing http://bit.ly/15fkxl7

A brief graphic explaining cloud storage and cloud computing.

losttechnology:

Cloud Computing http://bit.ly/15fkxl7

Quartz may be the key to the next step in computing memory and storage.

sagansense:

Quartz May Be Used to Store Memory for Millions of Years

British scientists say they have discovered a method for storing and retrieving huge amounts of digital data that could last for over a million years.

Using extremely short and intense pulses of laser light, researchers at the University of Southampton assembled structures in fused quartz glass that can withstand temperatures up to 1000 degrees Celsius.

Scientists say the new method opens the possibility of creating memory discs with an unprecedented memory capacity of up to 360 terabytes, with an almost unlimited lifetime. 

via openscience

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