Envision yourself reading a book in a library in London while simultaneously sipping coffee at a Parisian café. Unbelievable, right? But with the marvels of quantum computing (QC), this simultaneous presence becomes a metaphorical reality!
Our current computers, in comparison, are like paddleboats trying to keep up with supersonic jets. Welcome to the future of computing, where impossibilities become possibilities.
Regular computers use “bits” like tiny on/off switches to do math. “On” is 1 and “off” is 0. By using many bits of these, our computer can solve many challenges.
QC are COMPLETELY different. Instead of bits, it uses qubits. It’s like comparing a candle to a light bulb – similar goals, but yet very very different.
This is a quantum computer (QC). Just like many inventions we’ve seen in our life before, these machines will get smaller and smaller over time. Also, there are already many different ways to build a quantum computer today.
Qubits are unique because they can be both on and off simultaneously. This strange thing happens because of quantum physics, which is the science that explains how super small things like atoms interact together.
So, a qubit can be a 1, a 0, or both at the same time! This amazing state is named “Superposition” . When we have many qubits, they can perform lots of math tasks all at once.
A QC is today about 158 million times faster than our most sophisticated supercomputer. Some have claimed to have reached even over about a trillion (1,000,158,000,000) times being faster.
Its computing is so powerful, that it could do calculations in at least just 4 minutes what it would take our supercomputer 10,000 years to accomplish.
Nobody in our world knows why these atomic realities exist, but we know that they exist. Similar as with water. We don’t know why water really exists, BUT we can use it to our advantage and insights …
So, as I think you and me are doing quite fine with using standard computers, what can these QC be used for our common good?
Artificial Intelligence (AI): Many scientists believe that quantum computing will be used to accelerate machine learning – a major component of AI.
Drug Discovery: QC will help the pharma industry to discover new drugs or analyse different combinations of molecules interacting for drug effectiveness. Finding the best vaccines could be much much faster.
Finding the Best Answers: Sometimes, we face a challenge with so many possible solutions that it’s hard to find the best one. Such as with logistics, banking and so many more challenges we all face, QC can help us find the best solution much quicker.
Forecasting: Weather and climate change predictions will become more precise and perhaps even the stock market could become more predictable
Secret Codes: QC will be really good at solving tough codes or making new ones that are almost impossible to crack.
Much like art , QC invites us to see the world in a whole new light, offering completely new perspectives. It will create new interpretations of our reality and finding new wisdoms for a better sustainable world.
Think of QC as a fleet of futuristic rocket ships. Companies and countries are in a race to have the fastest one. But having the fastest rocket shouldn’t be the only goal.
We need to pilot these rockets with care, respect the space laws of ethics, share insights and aim for a galaxy where we all thrive, and our planet is preserved.
So, rather than just trying to out-zoom each other in the space race, let’s exchange star maps, share cosmic insights, and brainstorm better pathways to the stars.
By doing so, we can ensure a better journey for all humankind in this vast universe of possibilities.
𝐈 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 much you find my article somewhat inspiring – if – you would make me certainly happy to place a Like or so?
Most asked questions
What is quantum computing?
Will quantum computers be faster than supercomputers?
Most asked queries
Hello readers! Hope you liked what you read today. Click the like button at the bottom of this page and share insights with your colleagues and friends!
For more such amazing content follow Digilah People