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Brief History of Quantum Computing | Quantum Computing Weekly #10

Brief History of Quantum Computing | Quantum Computing Weekly #10
By Jesper Thomschutz • Issue #10 • View online
🔆Greetings from sunny Mexico!
As mentioned last week I’m currently on my honeymoon, so this issue will be on the light side - but don’t fret, next week I’ll be back in London and sending the usual format!
This year has already started with lots of neat Quantum Computing news and I’m sure that we’ll get lots more exciting new developments this year. I look forward to learning and hopefully picking up some QC programming soon.
Looking for a particular area of quantum computing you’d like to see covered in the next issue? Ping me and let me know!

Tiny Fact of the week
A short timeline of quantum computing
  • The possibility of quantum computing was first proposed by physicist Richard Feynman in 1982.
  • In 1994, mathematician Peter Shaw demonstrated how quantum computing could be used to crack the common encryption standards available then – many of which are still in use today.
  • DARPA brought online the world’s first operational quantum network in 2003, breaking new ground in the fields of quantum computing as well as secure communications.
  • The world’s first dedicated quantum computing focused commercial business – 1Qbit – was established in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2012.
  • IBM launched Q, which offers 5 qubit quantum computing services via cloud in 2016. In 2017 it upgraded to 20 qubits of quantum processing power.
  • Organizations which are publicly known to be making use of D-Wave’s quantum computing infrastructure include Google, NASA and Lockheed Martin.
Source: Forbes
This is a quick primer/into to Quantum Computing that’s great to share with people who are completely new to the concept. Great for sharing with friends/family who are curious to hear more about this quantum thing you keep talking about!
Warning: the creators of this video (Kurzgesagt) have tons of interesting videos on just about any topic you can imagine - be careful that you don’t get sucked into hours of learning 🙈
Quantum Computers Explained – Limits of Human Technology
Quantum Computers Explained – Limits of Human Technology
The Winding Road to Quantum Computing ROI, Competition
Quantum Computing: Sizing Up the Risks to Security
IBM Makes a Long Bet on Quantum Computing
The Investor View: What Does 2019 Hold For European Quantum Computing Startups?
Quantum Computing: Is it the end of the blockchain?
Thanks for reading! Contribute?
Written an interesting blog post or found some neat things to share about quantum computing? Spotted a mistake? Get in touch by email (hit reply) or ping me on twitter (@jesperht).
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Jesper Thomschutz

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