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Sat Nov 5, 2022, 12:44 PM

Quantum Winter

Sabine Hossenfelder does a great job explaining why there is way too much hype about Quantum Computing research and predicts a "Quantum Winter" when the sponsors figure out they've been taken for a ride. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that has been rolling their eyes at every ridiculous news story about the coming future of Quantum Computing and Quantum Internet. But beware of her deadpan humor and try not to be drinking your coffee when watching

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Sat Nov 5, 2022, 01:25 PM

1. See what you mean about the coffee

I hadn't paid a hell of a lot of attention to developments in quantum computing. Quite honestly, most of the articles made my eyes either roll or glaze over, I'd gotten to the "so build it, already" stage some years ago.

This video gives a good explaination of why nobody's built one, already, at least one that is scaled up enough to be useful.

Liklely this is one avenue of research that will simply fizzle out as the money dries up, to be resurrected in a century or two when some of the problems have been solved in other areas and computing infrastructure has changed. Until then, it will reside on one of those "interesting but not scalable/useful" shelves for abandoned research lines in universities, to be rediscovered by a grad student desperate for a dissertation topic.

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Sat Nov 5, 2022, 04:52 PM

2. Thanks for posting.

I liked "That just means they had too much money to begin with."

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