Robot News – Quantum computing: both scary & exciting

This is a pretty big one: according to Prof. O’Brien, the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies and EPSRC RISE leader of Bristol University, everything we know about computing is going to change within 5 years. Although the development of quantum computing is an exciting one, this actually has the potential to change the world as we know it. There’s bound to be some nasty side effects that we need to harness against. Better check out this article to stay ahead:

Oh, and don’t forget to watch the embedded video.

Also, this talk from Prof. O’Brien really highlights some of the high-level impacts that we can expect in the near future.

So, what do you think about the promise of quantum computing? What do you think it holds in store for humankind? Let me know in the comments below!

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