The Hype Over Quantum Computers, Explained

  • Published: 10 January 2020
  • In October 2019, Google made a big announcement. It 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.

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    The Hype Over Quantum Computers, Explained

Comments • 1 447

  • Michael Maritato
    Michael Maritato  2 hours back

    It is sold as cool a new break through like everything thing else but it is for control and servalence and storing more info like say everyone's genetic code or compiling genetic codes for designer synthetic humans. Knowledge is power absolute knowledge is absolute power and we all know that absolute power corrupt absolutely.

    • Michael Maritato
      Michael Maritato  2 hours back

      0% Is not that cold it falls to 17 below zero in Michigan you don't have to go to "Space" they are so dramatic it is silly.

      • jomsart
        jomsart  4 hours back

        “Guess which product gets bought?”

        The cheaper one

        • Deborah Mccall
          Deborah Mccall  6 hours back

          Great!!! It's finally caught you can send me back so I can stay there!!!

          • MY OB
            MY OB  7 hours back

            I'm sure our Alien overlords will gift it to us eventually. I don't believe for one second humans are where we are today without outside assistance. lol

            • John Doe
              John Doe  8 hours back

              A disaster

              • Harpa Darpa
                Harpa Darpa  9 hours back

                Could someone explain to me why we’re worried about these in cryptography if we can change the shapes, or executions of the security checks to signatures more like plasma globes instead of traditional symmetry keys?

                • Catty Fangames
                  Catty Fangames  11 hours back

                  i dont understand any of it and it must be freaking awesome

                  • Mike Ruchington
                    Mike Ruchington  12 hours back

                    Sooo... should I not get a degree in finance now? Sounds like one of those shiny things is gonna do trading better than me soon.

                    • Richard Sleeve
                      Richard Sleeve  12 hours back

                      There's something ironic about talking quantum computers over a video connection we can't even get right.

                      • Purple Slime
                        Purple Slime  12 hours back

                        Unimpressed until it runs DOOM.

                        • vairavan renganathan
                          vairavan renganathan  12 hours back

                          I am suffering from mosquito bite in a tropical nation. Would quantum computer solve my problem.

                          • michael myers
                            michael myers  12 hours back

                            I am still waiting for the great video games that I was promised back in the 80’s.

                            • Eugene Beirne
                              Eugene Beirne  14 hours back

                              Well presented video and easy to follow.

                              • Alice's Rabbit
                                Alice's Rabbit  15 hours back

                                Sounds like a way to crack tough encryption combinations?

                                • Niko Enciso
                                  Niko Enciso  15 hours back

                                  So the Matrix?🤔

                                  • Tobacco Road
                                    Tobacco Road  15 hours back

                                    A Dollar tree power strip mounted on the holding frame. Meanwhile, they're pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into it.

                                    • Whole Life Crisis
                                      Whole Life Crisis  16 hours back

                                      As much as I enjoy watching the Profit, why are none of these excellent mini-docs ever on CNBC (TV)?

                                      • Mortis
                                        Mortis  16 hours back

                                        9:34 Using quantum physics to simulate quantum physics because we don't completely understand quantum physics really shouldn't work, but I'm not a scientist, so I guess I can't say anything on that.

                                        • William Overton
                                          William Overton  16 hours back

                                          I think hased photon based processing is equally important

                                          • g00gle minus
                                            g00gle minus  17 hours back

                                            Sounds to me alot like analog computer, decimal points between 0 and 1

                                            • X S
                                              X S  17 hours back

                                              Mommas don't let you babies grow up to be physicist.

                                              • Salnsd
                                                Salnsd  18 hours back

                                                libral prapigenda , Tromp 2020

                                                • Fealinqs
                                                  Fealinqs  18 hours back

                                                  I just wanna know how much FPS it runs on while playing video games?

                                                  • Richard Mathews
                                                    Richard Mathews  18 hours back

                                                    Quantum Computing? Wouldn't they need a quantum energy source?

                                                    • Jesus Rivas
                                                      Jesus Rivas  18 hours back

                                                      Their computer made a calculation that supercomputer would take thousands how they know the right answer if they would have to wait thousands of years to verify? It would just take to hope that whatever answer it gave is the right one just because it showed up faster?

                                                      • Edblob
                                                        Edblob  18 hours back

                                                        The thing is that these computers once available for purchase will be extremely expensive to build and maintain with almost absolute zero temperatures required at all times. Only big companies will have the access to purchasing these things. By the time they make a quantum computer that is similar in size to a MacBook Pro we’ll all be dead.

                                                        • Random Music
                                                          Random Music  19 hours back

                                                          Finally I can play pinball 69

                                                          • wayne raab
                                                            wayne raab  20 hours back

                                                            Yo solid report

                                                            • ted kaczynski
                                                              ted kaczynski  20 hours back

                                                              ibm has been reverse plumbed. that's a load of crap.

                                                              • Craig Kingdon
                                                                Craig Kingdon  20 hours back

                                                                Kinda crazy because 15 years ago people thought it was impossible. Also goodbye encryption lol

                                                                • Stu Withoutaclue
                                                                  Stu Withoutaclue  21 hours back

                                                                  Quantum entanglement is not hard to understand:
                                                                  Socks come in pairs. If you put a sock on your left foot, the other sock of the pair instantly becomes the “right sock,” no matter where it is located in the universe.

                                                                  • Stu Withoutaclue
                                                                    Stu Withoutaclue  21 hours back

                                                                    What did the Quatum computer programmer say to his colleague? Relax it's not musical theatre.

                                                                    • Hải Thái thanh
                                                                      Hải Thái thanh  21 hours back

                                                                      Phổ. .vv

                                                                      • Hải Thái thanh
                                                                        Hải Thái thanh  21 hours back

                                                                        Am sinh lực.lực sinh ra nhiệt.nhiet sinh ra điện . hoặc biến đổi khí hoặc nhiệt vv

                                                                        • Car Los
                                                                          Car Los  21 hours back

                                                                          Will you still need a graphic card to play videogames?

                                                                          • Raf Orr
                                                                            Raf Orr  22 hours back

                                                                            Can i run AoE on it?

                                                                            • Anna Johnsen
                                                                              Anna Johnsen  22 hours back

                                                                              Non-binary computers 😌

                                                                              • Joshua Bowen
                                                                                Joshua Bowen  1 days back

                                                                                Can it run Doom?

                                                                                • dividing and conquering

                                                                                  The cold fusion of 2000's

                                                                                  • Kanishk Gautam
                                                                                    Kanishk Gautam  1 days back


                                                                                    *Can it run Crysis?*

                                                                                    • Rick Sanchez
                                                                                      Rick Sanchez  1 days back

                                                                                      huh.. so thats what my grandchildren gonna game quantum-csgo on someday

                                                                                      • GoldSphere / Spherey
                                                                                        GoldSphere / Spherey  1 days back

                                                                                        Minecraft with op shaders, black midi with billions or trillions of notes, that'll be worth it.

                                                                                        • Leonardo Alba
                                                                                          Leonardo Alba  1 days back

                                                                                          Probably they mine Bitcoin at night with this 🤣

                                                                                          • I Laughter
                                                                                            I Laughter  1 days back


                                                                                            • David George
                                                                                              David George  1 days back

                                                                                              Happy I’m studying computer science, this is dope.

                                                                                              • Anthony Warner
                                                                                                Anthony Warner  1 days back

                                                                                                is the use of the word "quantum" just marketing hype? i see that they are trying to model or emulate the quantum, but i don't see how the computing is any different from classical computing, with the exception of the metaphor of many states. a number of regular bits in a particular pattern can do what the q-bit does.

                                                                                                • jason burciaga
                                                                                                  jason burciaga  1 days back

                                                                                                  I thought the flux capacitor would be smaller.