# can computer can be made 10000times smaller

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Neeraj, Nov 28, 2005.

1. ### NeerajGuest

if a atom is taken as referanca to store bits as u know atom's valance
shells have electrons
so these electrons can behave as wavs as be de-Brogliee Law any matter
have wave as well as partical characteristics so ,if a electrons
follows wave characteristics than it can be
simultaneously in lower as well as higher orbits .If lower position is
taken as 0 level and higher as 1.Than an atom is enough to store
bytes,Hence size of computer reduces 10000
times small

2. ### Andy BaxterGuest

Neeraj said:
Something like that is probably theoretically possible, but we're a long
way from having the technology to do it (as far as I know)

Before we get to that point, we'll all be using quantum computers
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_computer ).

There's a theoretical limit on the size of object that can be used to
store data, which is the planck length -
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planck_length ). At that scale, you can't
guarantee that the thing you're writing on hasn't changed when you come to
read it, because of the heisenberg uncertainty principle.