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Quantum computing has a hype problem

10 mins | Apr 10, 2022
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Will they produce anything of use? Like AI, quantum computing startups are the latest technology craze, but it's still unclear if they'll be able to produce anything useful soon. Sankar Das Sarma is a theoretical condensed matter physicist who has worked on the broad research topics of theoretical physics, condensed matter physics, statistical mechanics, and quantum information. Here, he uses his wealth of experience to reflect on Quantum computing's hype problem. "Quantum computing is indeed one of the most important developments not only in physics but in all of science. But "entanglement" and "superposition" are not magic wands that we can shake and expect to transform technology in the near future. Quantum mechanics is indeed weird and counterintuitive, but that by itself does not guarantee revenue and profit."
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