The quantum computing revolution is a slow climb, rather than a dramatic transformation. But it is underway.
The transformative technology of the qubit revolution.
Computer technology has improved exponentially over the last 50 years, but the headroom for bigger and better electronic solutions is running out. Our best hope lies with quantum physics.
Quantum algorithms had been written long before hardware was built. These would allow a quantum computer to transform the power of information searches, or to crack the mathematical trick behind internet security. However, making a quantum computer is incredibly difficult. Despite hundreds of laboratories working on the them, we are only just seeing them come close to 'supremacy' where they can outperform a conventional computer.
In this approachable introduction, Brian Clegg explores algorithms and their quantum counterparts, examines the physical building blocks and quantum weirdness necessary to make a quantum computer, and explains how today's prototypes are pushing the limits of modern technology in search of the breakthrough that will transform the industry.
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From the atoms in your body to the origin of consciousness, this comprehensive guide to how humans came to be is a must-read.
In science writer Brian Clegg’s clear and authoritative voice, What Do You Think You Are? takes the present-day, modern human reader on a journey through evolutionary history, back to the very beginnings of space and time. BBC Science Focus
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The most interesting part is when the book explores what consciousness is (or, rather, highlights how little we know about it but still shows how much more there is to ‘us’ than the conscious part) and pulls apart the old nature versus nurture debate with some remarkable material on genetics and how the influence of our environment is mathematically chaotic. Peet Morris, Times Higher Education