AI, Blockchain, computer vision… the next revolution is only rising since a few years but we also have to look at the next wave, which may be bigger than the actual one.
Quantum computing might be one of these waves that will completely reshape the industry in the next decades.
In short, quantum computing is using quantum physical states. On traditional computer, data is stored in bits that can only be 0 or 1, in quantum computing, each bit, called qubits, can be in superposition of states, which decuplates its capacity. It is still very experimental and should not be in the market soon.
Some players don’t want to wait that long and a Berkeley based startup named Rigetti
already starts to sell quantum computing capacities linked with traditional datacenters. For now, quantum computing’s biggest problems is that it still produces errors. Nevertheless, Rigetti bets on the fact that these errors can be fixed by traditional computers and that the addition of quantum and traditional will be faster than if the process was done only on traditional computers.
Only time will tell if this specific project is only a buzz but one certain thing is that sometime sooner or later quantum computing will be the norm.