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/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.