Quantum computers are finally on the planet so we are set poised to really take off with technology. Don’t get too excited, though, because it will take a while to perfect and improve the research and then apply it. It would also appear quantum computers won’t be much help in our daily lives.
“So, in practice, classical computers will probably be faster and more practical than quantum computers for day-to-day operations, and quantum computers will only come in useful where massive parallelism is involved. When they are let loose, though, their speed will be spectacular.“
The article does explain how the research is going and how the University of NSW has built the first blocks of a quantum computer in silicon. If you want to keep up-to-date on quantum computing developments then it is good to consult the site D:Wave which is a quantum computing company. Then you need to visit ExtremeTech to keep your feet on the floor as they always make an effort to bring sound information without the hype. This is all exciting, though. The world is about to make a quantum leap forward in technology.