New programming approach seeks to make large-scale computation more reliable

Moore’s Law, the observation that integrated circuits halve in size every two years, has been good to us. Prices for computers have dropped precipitously over the last few decades, even as their power has skyrocketed.

But as we approach the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law, that whole paradigm might be coming to an end: Today’s circuitry is so small that it’s brushing up against the limits of quantum mechanics.

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