In many of my quantum computing talks, I say in jest that in the 2030s, Apple will introduce the iphone Q and we will all have quantum powered phones.
As it turns out, a recent breakthrough paves the was for quantum computers to be small enough to sit on your desk, be embedded in a satellite, car, or yes even in your phone.
The first such devices are being delivered to early adopters, courtesy of advances in qubits created using synthetic diamonds.
“It is simplifying the quantum computer and turning it into something that can sit in an ordinary server rack next to classical computers. Most quantum computers are giant mainframes; these will eventually be small enough to be embedded in mobile devices,” Horsley told Sifted. “The miniaturisation potential is huge.”
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