In October 2019, Google announced its 53-qubit quantum computer named Sycamore had achieved ‘quantum supremacy.’
That’s when quantum computers can complete tasks exponentially more quickly than their classical counterparts.
In this case, Google said its quantum machine completed a task in 200 seconds that would have taken the world’s most powerful computer 10,000 years to complete. IBM, another major player in quantum computing, took issue with the findings.
Either way, it was a big milestone in quantum computing, and it’s leading to a lot of hype in the field. Here’s how quantum computing works, and how it could change everything from Wall Street to Big Pharma and beyond.
What If ponders what the world would be like if we already had quantum computers. I’d hold off on their advice about throwing out your old computers though.
Get rid of your old computers, because the future of technology has arrived! It’s not artificial intelligence or virtual reality; it’s something called quantum computing! And it could completely revolutionize every aspect of our society, from healthcare to finance, and even national security. But how does it work?When can we expect it? And what could happen if it gets into the wrong hands?