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Google quantum computer

Google says an advanced computer has achieved “quantum supremacy” for the first time, surpassing the performance of conventional devices.

The technology giant’s Sycamore quantum processor was able to perform a specific task in 200 seconds that would take the world’s best supercomputer 10,000 years to complete.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: October 25th, 2019

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50154993

Discussion

  1. The Google “quantum processor was able to perform a specific task in 200 seconds that would take the world’s best supercomputer 10,000 years to complete. ” In case you’re wondering, 10,000 years is about 5.3 billion seconds, so this quantum computer is, let’s say, about 1 billion times faster than the world’s best supercomputer. This has SERIOUS consequences for data encryption and security. Why?
  2. Looking back just ten years, what did the iPhone smartphone innovation bring about as completely new things that could be done?

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