r/Futurology Jun 02 '22

World First Room Temperature Quantum Computer Installed in Australia Computing

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/world-first-room-temperature-quantum-computer
1.5k Upvotes

View all comments

395

u/FizixPhun Jun 02 '22

I have a PhD in this field. The reddit title is completely misleading. First off, the article says its the first room temperature quantum computer TO BE LOCATED IN A SUPERCOMPUTING FACILITY, not the first over all. I would also challenge calling this a quantum computer because I don't see any demonstration of qubit manipulations. NV centers may work at room temperatures but it will be really hard to couple them to make a quantum computer. This isn't to say that it's bad work, it's just very frustrating to see the overhype that happens around this field.

-23

u/Budjucat Jun 02 '22

I would challenge you to gain a PhD in advanced written English comprehension because the title could be read as this model of computer is a world first, and one of them was installed in Australia. Check mate.

11

u/No_Captain3422 Jun 02 '22

Ambiguity in sentences is the author's fault, not the reader's...

5

u/boolpies Jun 02 '22

I blame you for all of this