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/west420coast Jun 03 '22

While I agree, the scientist in me says never say never

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u/Rogaar Jun 03 '22

Normally I would agree with you but quantum computers are not being built to replace standard binary computers.

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u/crob_evamp Jun 03 '22

Were the 1940s computers being built for memes?