1/ Most “QUANTUM” computing is bullshit—
—duping investors + attracting wannabe intellectuals pretending to grok—but showcasing naive ignorance.
Furthered by fact that qubits are real
surrounded by buzzwordy tech: cryogenics + superconductivity
“Quantum Supremacy” is....
2/a parlor trick for very specific set-up for a calculation that
(1) could be done w/simpler algorithms + way more efficient computing not needing complicated klugey visual sculptured beauty mistaken for genius
(2) has performed NO competitively useful practical calculation...
3/ It is ABSOLUTELY worthwhile for RESEARCH—and for the INEVITABLE but *undirected*, unpredictable + surprising insights that arise from the wake of *directed* attempts
—but several venture funded “quantum” co’s are (wittingly) outright frauds
Buyer (+ Believer) BEWARE.
4/ WAIT! I take it back—i just found an article that changes my mind
it says of Quantum Computing: “The myriad possibilities are limited only by your imagination...”
This article was JUST published <zooms in, checks date >
...19 years ago in 2000.
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