Synchronized oscillators may allow for computing that works like the brain, scientists say. Computing is currently based on binary code. Widespread use of quantum computers could take several more years, as few have access to them – except the NSA, of course.
An exciting new computing technology of houses information in the frequencies and phases of periodic signals and could work more like the human brain. It would use a fraction of the energy necessary for today’s computers, according to its designers at Penn State University.[More on this story here.](http://www.kurzweilai.net/synchronized-oscillators-may-allow-for-computing-that-works-like-the-brain)