Quantum Computers Explained – Limits of Human Technology

  • Published: 08 December 2015
  • Where are the limits of human technology? And can we somehow avoid them? This is where quantum computers become very interesting.

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    • A guy who plays games
      A guy who plays games  3 days back

      What if we nuked the yellow stone

    • Rick van Leeuwen
      Rick van Leeuwen  4 weeks back

      Google has just made a huge advancement in the development of quantum computers. They did a successful calculation that you can't do with a normal computer!

    • oddboi23
      oddboi23  4 weeks back

      You should try doing a video on Zero Point Energy


    • Samir Seif
      Samir Seif  1 months back

      10 million subs! Congrats

    • Leonidas
      Leonidas  2 months back

      Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
      Would a Quantum Physics video be any different? If so, could you consider doing one? 😀👍😉

  • Blame Yourself
    Blame Yourself  7 hours back

    Nah, too complicated. I think I'll stick to String Theory.

    • DJSuvo Blog
      DJSuvo Blog  8 hours back

      Google achieved quantum suprimecy ..
      Who watch after this historical moment??

      • Hasyidan Paramananda
        Hasyidan Paramananda  9 hours back

        I rewatching this after watch Accel World and SAO tho.

        • verithanam studios
          verithanam studios  12 hours back

          Me at d end of d video : And yes quantum computer are faster than normal on that's enough to be known

          • Mike boi
            Mike boi  21 hours back


            • Chip Peterson
              Chip Peterson  22 hours back

              Loved the adventure time refference😂

              • 4c1dr3fl3x
                4c1dr3fl3x  22 hours back

                Quantum Computer... a.k.a. Schrodinger's Laptop

                • Hickonary Jones
                  Hickonary Jones  1 days back

                  But can it run Crysis?

                  • sammi
                    sammi  1 days back

                    yeah i have no idea what he just said

                    • Umang Patel
                      Umang Patel  1 days back


                      • Will Crook
                        Will Crook  1 days back

                        Pretending this is hwk so I can watch more Kurzgesagt

                        • Elijah Honore
                          Elijah Honore  1 days back

                          My brain just exploded

                          • Hadi Jaffri
                            Hadi Jaffri  1 days back

                            I dont know why but i have an urge to behave like sheldon cooper everytime i watch a video on quantum computers,blackholes,relativity etc

                            • SkinnyCow
                              SkinnyCow  1 days back

                              yeah yeah but will it allow me to search up porn quicker ?

                              • Jay Reambonanza
                                Jay Reambonanza  2 days back

                                Quatum Computing could be the end of us all

                                • BT GREENHOUSES
                                  BT GREENHOUSES  2 days back

                                  So basically we are measuring real Magic now 🤷

                                  • ruben hubschmid
                                    ruben hubschmid  2 days back

                                    Can you make a video explaining quantum entaglement please?

                                    • Kurosenai
                                      Kurosenai  2 days back

                                      This is super cool but super scary. I came here from the Microsoft video explaining that they’re learning how to make data permanent and I don’t know what emotions to feel.

                                      • Ravenclay 23
                                        Ravenclay 23  2 days back

                                        *_Mumbo Jumbo Has Joined The Chat_*

                                        • Dynosaur
                                          Dynosaur  2 days back

                                          Oh omg my head gonna explode

                                          • Pat and Josh Wang
                                            Pat and Josh Wang  3 days back


                                            1*1 is not 0
                                            0*1 is not 1
                                            0+1 is not 0.

                                            • Benalbert11
                                              Benalbert11  3 days back

                                              3:23 nice rayogun

                                              • corkabiznisLP
                                                corkabiznisLP  3 days back

                                                lol intel still stuck on the 14nm node :D

                                                • Oof Man
                                                  Oof Man  3 days back

                                                  He keeps using pokemon in his videos EEEEEe

                                                  • Maxwell Bacon
                                                    Maxwell Bacon  3 days back

                                                    My Dad makes they thing and this vid helped me understand

                                                    • Steve Wallbom
                                                      Steve Wallbom  3 days back

                                                      Power Overwhelming... really no comments picked up on the SC2 reference?

                                                      • 308tony
                                                        308tony  7 hours back

                                                        Steve Wallbom clearly like everyone else. You missed my comment

                                                    • Chris M
                                                      Chris M  3 days back

                                                      They’ll break it with the latest patch I’m sure.

                                                      • Teliki Mouse
                                                        Teliki Mouse  3 days back

                                                        I saw a video that had proton act like this. It boggling that just by observing these they change into a definite state. Why it occurs naturally is mind boggling XD.

                                                        • Pixel Lee
                                                          Pixel Lee  3 days back


                                                          • Pixel Lee
                                                            Pixel Lee  3 days back

                                                            AI is going to kill us all.

                                                            • Pixel Lee
                                                              Pixel Lee  3 days back

                                                              Goodluck to our future eletronics engineers. Hope your minds ready for this.

                                                              • error error
                                                                error error  3 days back

                                                                The second tab of chrome

                                                                • mohammad abdulah
                                                                  mohammad abdulah  3 days back

                                                                  Well I understood more than I thought but not alot and my brain didn't overhest so that went well

                                                                  • Dillon240sx
                                                                    Dillon240sx  4 days back

                                                                    Me as soon as I start talking about my car’s engine to my girlfriend

                                                                    • Chris Overson
                                                                      Chris Overson  2 days back

                                                                      @Jacquelyn Lac only if he owns and talks about multiple car engines at the same time.

                                                                    • Jacquelyn Lac
                                                                      Jacquelyn Lac  2 days back


                                                                  • Ruben Mendoza
                                                                    Ruben Mendoza  4 days back

                                                                    “So how much do you know about the gear wars” 😂😂 I know that was over a lot of yalls heads

                                                                    • Spazzmat Studios
                                                                      Spazzmat Studios  4 days back

                                                                      Dat Rick and Morty reference though

                                                                      • Yashaswi Kulshreshtha
                                                                        Yashaswi Kulshreshtha  4 days back

                                                                        Well, while after watching video i am alive and dead, i am in superpositioned state, PLEASE MEASURE ME!! SO THAT I CAN CHECK IF I AM ALIVE OR DEAD.

                                                                        • Yashaswi Kulshreshtha
                                                                          Yashaswi Kulshreshtha  4 days back

                                                                          I wish if i would be a newborn baby now, so that i can see the future for more time

                                                                          • Như Quỳnh Trần
                                                                            Như Quỳnh Trần  4 days back

                                                                            My brain: *boom* too much knowledge @@

                                                                            • Renato Medeiros
                                                                              Renato Medeiros  4 days back

                                                                              so Bitcoin is doomed when this come out for real

                                                                              • Nedas Valinaitis
                                                                                Nedas Valinaitis  5 days back

                                                                                This made me think

                                                                                • The Pixelated Dinosaur

                                                                                  Am I the only one here who aint understanding any of this

                                                                                  • Koen Kirby
                                                                                    Koen Kirby  5 days back

                                                                                    Did anyone else catch the rick and morty reference at 2:32

                                                                                    • GrizzlyBear
                                                                                      GrizzlyBear  5 days back

                                                                                      Yes, but can it run Crysis?

                                                                                      • Muneeb Khaki
                                                                                        Muneeb Khaki  5 days back

                                                                                        Grt video, everything z explained very nicely

                                                                                        • Daffa_FM
                                                                                          Daffa_FM  5 days back

                                                                                          what i hear: cube its

                                                                                          • Daffa_FM
                                                                                            Daffa_FM  5 days back

                                                                                            1 "quantum" word for 1 like