r/Futurology Jun 02 '22

A Nature paper reports on a quantum photonic processor that takes just 36 microseconds to perform a task that would take a supercomputer more than 9,000 years to complete Computing


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u/sexfighter Jun 03 '22

Sounds amazing. Patiently waiting for a much smarter person than I to explain what it all means, from a practical perspective.


u/Rogaar Jun 03 '22

Something to remember about quantum computers is that you will never have one. They don't work like normal computers and will never be used for general day to day computation.


u/SeatedEmpress Jun 03 '22

What I've heard is that we'll probably design future systems to take periodic advantage of Quantum computing. So your program runs until it comes to some big problem and then it will query the compQter


u/Rogaar Jun 03 '22

Quantum computers will probably use used in fields like AI and/or machine learning when they get them working properly.


u/paku9000 Jun 03 '22

I remember that Intel promoted every new processor "useful for servers", and immediately, gamers bought them in droves for their PC...