997Re: [PrimeNumbers] Re: Factor 500 digits?
- Apr 26, 2001
> IF you're willing to make a completely wild prediction with very littleActually, it's probably pretty accurate. Quantum computers should actually
> justification for its accuracy, plugging D=500 into this equation gives
> 2031 as the date when a 500-digit hard integer will be first factored.
> I'm no spring chicken, but I have reasonable hopes that 2031 will be in
> my lifetime!
start existing in 20-30 years, and clearly factoring a huge number is a
great test of their power.
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