Quantum computing is in our future and it will change the way we do things in big ways. It is not yet completely understood what quantum computing can exactly bring us, but there are some ideas based on scientific research. One thing is for sure, the experts are excited to be working on quantum computing and to see what it is bringing to the next generation.
What is Quantum Computing?
Quantum computing is different than the regular computing we are used to because it runs on atoms, not on silicone. Atoms are the smallest thing information can be stored on. The problem people are running into when building the quantum computers is how to house these atoms. Any small vibration can set the spinoff of the electron making it not work.
Another thing quantum computers can do is solving multiple problems at once,where regular computers can only solve one thing at a time. The problems quantum computers solve are extremely complex, which brings us to what they will be used for in the future.
Military and Security
Quantum computers can go through large amounts of data in a fraction of the time that regular computers can. For example, satellites collect videos and images but not all of that data can be stored. Much of this data is thrown out because the computers cannot just handle it or do not recognize things that they should. Quantum computers, on the other hand, are much better at facial recognition or picking out small details in busy scenes.
Encryption is another area quantum computers will change. Encryption is everywhere, such as each time we use a credit card or send an email. Yet, it is not a failsafe method because accounts still get hacked and companies lose millions of dollars. Quantum computers use a different type of communication called quantum key distribution. It is much more secure.
Automation and Learning
Quantum computers can learn from experience, they have artificial intelligence. If they make a mistake they can also correct it. This method could actually have quantum computer improving quantum computers. It could leave to very advanced forms of artificial intelligence and even humanoid robots. There are so many different possibilities in this area it is hard to fathom all of them.
Today’s weather forecasting is an educated guess based on the different data a computer is given. There are many different ways a pattern can take, which is why it is not always accurate. Quantum computing can analyze all of these data at once to give meteorologists a better idea of where and when bad weather will hit. This means advanced warnings and more prep time for hurricanes and tornadoes.
Quantum computing will be huge in the future, but it can be hard to tell all of the ways it will impact our lives. We do know that it can bring artificial intelligence, better security, and analyze large amounts of data all at once. It will be interesting to see how the power of quantum computing will be used.