The Future of Quantum Computing
Future Study Quantum Computing | Rüdiger Pfeiffer, Julia Lampert, James Hoefnagels
This study aims to shed light on the intangible future of quantum computing in 2030.
Almost a hundred years after discovering that quantum mechanics govern the inner workings of the world, humanity is now at the edge of harnessing its power for practical purposes. During the first quantum revolution scientists discovered, that the rules of physical reality were far from those assumed by classical scholars, challenging their understanding of what is possible. The second quantum revolution, however, is all about making use of these quantum effects on a societal and individual level – and it is unfolding rapidly. In the next ten years, businesses, industries, and startups alike will try to exploit the enormous advancements in the ability to detect and manipulate single quantum objects to further their position in a global market.
While the first quantum revolution aspired to understand the very basic mechanisms of how things interact on a very fundamental level in the quantum realm, the second quantum revolution looks to continue this tradition while utilizing the research of the last century to harness the power of the quanta and develop new technologies in the form of Quantum Sensing, Quantum Communication, Quantum Simulation, and Quantum Computing.