With the advent of quantum computers, researchers are working on how to make the machines more powerful and more useful.
It’s a challenge for researchers trying to build the machines to use quantum information and make sure they’re not interfering with each other.
But quantum computers are a challenge to the way that humans work, so the quantum information could also have an impact on our physical world.
“One of the things that we see with quantum computers is the ability to do more parallel processing,” said Christopher Schulz, an assistant professor of computer science at Georgia Tech.
“You can make parallel calculations with more computing power.
That is, if you have more parallel computations, you have a faster computer.”
That’s important because when we think about what we can do, we typically think of our physical body as being a single piece.
Quantum computers could potentially be used to do much more.
“It would be very helpful to build quantum computers that could run parallel computationally on one system,” Schulz said.
That’s because a computer that’s not parallel will be slower than a computer with the same hardware, and that slows down the whole system.
“But parallel processing allows us to do things that would be difficult to do with a single computer,” Schul said.
“It allows us for example to perform a whole lot of computations simultaneously, and it allows us much faster and more efficient access to data.”
This article originally appeared on The Atlantic.