Quantum Computing explained by Microsoft Research


  1. Hardly “a new buzzword”. Quantum computing predates cloud computing by quite some time. Quantum computing is still mostly physics.

    Here is a quote from a report produced at the end of the 20th century, in 1999:

    “Current trends in miniaturizing computer components suggest that they will reach the quantum scale by 2020.”

    It comes from A Report by the Subcommittee on Computing, Information, and Communications R&D, Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council. Much of the research into the area was, back then, funded by the now infamous National Security Agency.

    That report warned “Full-scale development of a practical quantum computer may require 20 or
    more years of research.”

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