I just saw The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and now I wonder whether the big computer, Deep Thought, is a quantum computer or a usual binary computer.
Does anyone know?
Given the first mention (in '69) was of an academic paper, I doubt Douglas Adams would have heard of it. AFAIU 'comedy and satire' were far more important to him than 'scientific accuracy' (IMO - that was fortunate).
Refs. from Wikipedia