Quantum computing has made the list of the top tech trends to watch for in 2019. One report notes that in only five years from now, businesses will be budgeting 20% towards quantum computing projects – a 19% increase over today.
So exactly what is quantum computing and why does it seem to be on the rise?
Free Code Camp offers this simple and straightforward definition: “A quantum computer is a type of computer that uses quantum mechanics so that it can perform certain kinds of computation more efficiently than a regular computer can.” In an increasingly innovative and competitive business landscape, this sounds like a great step forward that will help businesses immensely. But exactly how does a quantum computer create these computations more efficiently?
Non-quantum computers – like the laptops that most professional business people use every day at their jobs – store information in bits, expressed as a 1 or 0. A quantum computer does not use bits to store information, but uses quibits instead. A quibit can not only be set to 1 or 0, but it can also be set to 1 and 0. It’s a huge step forward in the technology of computing and processing, on the level with the original binary system that created the foundation for modern computing as we know it.
IBM notes that quantum computing will be able to provide the processing technology that will enable better research in drug discovery and application, the optimization of complex systems, and artificial intelligence. While quantum computing is still very early in its development and application, most businesses know that watching tech and adopting promising technology earlier can give them a competitive edge.
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