For more than 30 years, the world has been talking about the power of Quantum Computers and asking if it is something worth investing in. Finally, three decades later, they may have a convincing answer on the way.
Google recently announced that its machine achieved a benchmark testing computation in only 200 seconds. What’s incredible about this is that the present world’s fastest computer might take 10,000 years to give out the same results. They have named this experiment ‘Quantum Supremacy’ — and rightfully so.
Let’s take a look at the 30-year journey to Supremacy:
The 20th Century.
The 80s – Beginning:
Most of the groundwork for Quantum Computing was in the 80s and 90s. Paul Benioff in 1980, proposed the idea of Quantum Computing based on the 1936 paper by Alan Turing, which had details about his paper tape computer. Benioff intended to use a computer which could operate under the physical quantum principle. (...) Read More