im trying to figure out why we are using binary computers insted of ternary. from what i can tell the only valid argument is the cost of storage.
basicly for those of you who dont know that a ternary computer is, its a computer that uses three positions of the digital wave form as imputs so yo have +1 0 -1 interperated as 1 0 2 insted the the normal +1 -1 being interperated as 1 0.
acording to my research there are existing storage mediums that are capable of storing 3 positions but they just cost more.
i also heard somwhere that a trinary cpu can interperate binary or trinary fluently as long as it has a indicator of which format the data is in so compatability shouldnt be a answer but correct me if im wrong.
given the limited cons im left without any idea why supercomputers dont use a ternary system?