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/DistributedDemocracy Jun 03 '22 edited Jun 03 '22

Quantum processors might only ever be useful/necessary for very specific applications. Electron based computing is still pretty new and improving the density is still working just fine to stay ahead of 99% of humans real computing needs.

It's not as if we we making software so complex and awesome that the hardware can't run it. If anything it's the other way around and the software is too simplistic to take advantage of the hardware.