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Will Quantum Computing replace Traditional Computing?

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on April 22, 2020

Sophisticated architecture of IBM Quantum Computing platform

Same as with many other pioneering technologies (like Big Data, Deep Learning, Blockchain, IoT), Quantum Computing become buzzword for IT-empowered community thanks to tech giants including Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and promising startups. They invest billions to R&D related with field to secure own piece of pie in case if Quantum Computing become available in widespread use. A lot of people are talking about the technology, but limited have real application experience and proof of concept.
Most probably, in coming decades, Quantum computing will not be same efficient as traditional computers for general computational tasks, but they will be more productive for specific mathematical problems that matches well with their philosophy. What is more realistic, Quantum Computing will never replace traditional computing, instead will work in concert with them empowering each other. The future of Quantum Computing is same unclear as the stability of its superpositions. It is still in its infancy, the support infrastructure is too expensive and unstable.
The World has drastically changed in 20th century thanks to computing revolution recursively changing demand for computation. But if we look to history of computation, the only things that changed since first computer invention, are power, capacity, scale and application, but not the way of computation itself. It is right time for scientific and business communities worldwide to look for new computation paradigm expanding horizons of invention that may bring up an alternative for the traditional one that was invented centuries before the first computer appeared. At the beginning, it is not required for the new concept or paradigm to be better, it is enough to be different…

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