Advances at Google, Intel, and several research groups indicate that computers with previously unimaginable power are finally within reach. [Read More]
Summary… * Machine-Made
Every year quantum computing comes up as a candidate for this Breakthrough Technologies list, and every year we reach the same conclusion: not yet.
Indeed, for years qubits and quantum computers existed mainly on paper, or in fragile experiments to determine their feasibility.
(The Canadian company D-Wave Systems has been selling machines it calls quantum computers for a while, using a specialized technology called quantum annealing.
That lets quantum computers take shortcuts to the right answers in certain types of calculations.
Practical Quantum Computers Breakthrough The fabrication of stable qubits, the basic unit of quantum computers.
Opinion… * Man-Made
Source: Mit Technology Review