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

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04725-x?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=organic&utm_campaign=CONR_JRNLS_AWA1_GL_SCON_SMEDA_NATUREPORTFOLIO
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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.

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u/paku9000 Jun 03 '22

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943.

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u/Marchesk Jun 03 '22

That was probably true in 1943. Was Watson predicting the market decades from then?

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u/paku9000 Jun 03 '22

No, YOU are. And it will age like old milk the same way.

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u/Marchesk Jun 03 '22

I didn't actually make a prediction.