A beginner’s guide to quantum computing

A picture of one of IBM’s quantum computers

Nature’s quantum mechanical, dammit. To understand nature we need to build a quantum mechanical computer. — Richard Feynman

Peter Shor, the creator of Shor’s algorithm

Taking advantage of quantum weirdness

Representation of a qubit vs a classical bit
A representation of two entangled qubits in different states
Wave interference in water
Constructive vs deconstructive interference visualized

Quantum computing today

A D-wave 2000 qubit computer
A Xanadu tabletop cryogenic freezer, which fits snugly in a standard server rack

Quantum in the future

TL;DR

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