Google and NASA recently produced a documentary (6 mins long) around their new quantum computing partnership. I, by no means, am a quantum physicist, but this technology theoretically has the ability to turn “big data” into MASSIVE data with only a fraction of the processing and energy of a standard computer. My biggest takeaway from the article and video was;
Quantum computing differs from digital computing in that it gives researchers the power to put bits of data into their 0 and 1 states simultaneously, rather than cycling through calculations in a linear fashion as is common with traditional digital computers. The potential applications for quantum computing could advance our understanding of weather patterns, theoretical physics and even artificial intelligence.
I would highly recommend taking a few minutes to watch the video:
Thoughts? What does this mean for the future of computing? Is this something that could theoretically be implemented by other agencies?