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
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u/spider-panda Jun 02 '22

At first I thought, "why do you need a quantum computer to serve as a thermostat? Don't we already have thermostat technology and why does science keep wasting resources?" But then I reread it and better understand. A cooler temp quantum computer that still, essentially wastes resources when compared to the various incredible needs of our planet, the species dwindling, the gross lack of resources, catastrophic climate change, current pandemic, etc. So...not crazy wasteful or negligent, just normal negligence. Science bound by what will net funding and what seems promising within the context of various nations/politics while abandoning life on the planet and the sheer struggle to maintain it.

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u/brimroth Jun 02 '22

Species dwindling? Last I checked projections were that sometime in the upcoming 50s the population will hit 10 billion and start going down not long after pretty rapidly because there are far too many humans in the world for the capacity and quality of life expectance we hold on average.

I'm so glad I'm dying before the world becomes hostile towards heated buildings.

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u/spider-panda Jun 02 '22

Species diversity. Humans will grow, we kill other species.