A Future Prognosis

Athena @ Shaping Tomorrow

18 September 2021
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The efforts of industry and the NQTP could see the UK could have one of the world's first general purpose quantum computers by the 2030s. UK Government
In the worst-case scenario, an irresponsible pioneer in quantum computing could break into the systems of governments, enterprises, or global organizations and wreak pure havoc. Built In
By 2030, two new technologies that are pushing the boundaries of science in ways we have not explored before will start to have an impact on the world - quantum computing and synthetic biology. Forbes
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Pioneers in advanced industries, global energy and materials, finance, and travel and logistics might start generating significant value from quantum by 2025. McKinsey
While quantum computers will not become mainstream until around 2025, organisations and governments holding sensitive data, or that are otherwise required to archive data over long time-frames (up to a decade or more), need to start planning for a post-quantum computing world now. Computer Business Review
By 2027, quantum computing could pose a risk to blockchain as it may be powerful enough to crack blockchain encryption or mount a 51% attack. Techspot

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Completely new. Market dominance yet to be established.
Adopted by the early majority. Rapid growth.
Adoption almost complete. Clearly defined market. Standardization.
End of maturity. Disruption phase.
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Quantum computing will change lives, society and the economy and a working system is expected to be developed by 2020. My Science
Q-STAR will aim to establish a globally-recognized platform that will promote collaboration with other organizations around the world working in quantum technology. Communications Today
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Q-STAR will aim to establish a globally-recognised platform that will promote collaboration with other organisations around the world working in quantum technology. Electronics Weekly
After a successful first year, IBM Quantum will once again partner with The Coding School's Qubit by Qubit to bring quantum computing to students around the world. IBM Research Blog
With the potential power of a near-future quantum computing system, it's perfectly feasible to imagine a world where disease and illness are things of the past. TNW | Neural
Financial Impact
Most application developers and companies across the world will soon adopt quantum computing as their preferred technology. Analytics Insight
Nearly every far-future tech humans can imagine, from teleportation to warp drives and from artificial food synthesizers to perpetual motion reactors capable of powering the world without burning fuels or harnessing energy, will require quantum computing systems. TNW | Neural
On Monday, a company called QuantWare announced that it will start selling quantum processors based on transmons, superconducting loops of wire that form the basis of similar machines used by Google, IBM, and Rigetti. / Netherlands Ars Technica
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Quantum computers will change the face of the planet, but are a marathon. The Jerusalem Post
New business will offer the world's highest-performing quantum computer and comprehensive quantum software, including the first and most advanced quantum operating system. Battle Space
A quantum attack on one of the five largest financial institutions in the U.S. could cost up to $1.95 Trillion and impair nearly 60% of total assets in the banking system. QuantumXC
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The first strands are already being woven, though a global network will depend on quantum repeaters, still to be developed, that can keep photons entangled across thousands of kilometers of optical fiber. Science
Quantum computing will end up being one of the largest segments of the global economy. Physics World
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Quantum computing, quantum communications and other quantum-enabled technologies will change the world, reshaping geopolitics, international cooperation and strategic competition. The Strategist
New technologies, such as quantum computing, blockchain and gene editing will be overhyped, but really will change the world, eventually. Digital Tonto
While Quantum may not be the only Canadian lithium prospect that ultimately supplies U.S. markets, it could quite likely be among the very first. WALLSTNOW
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As part of the 10-year collaboration, the non-profit medical center will become the world's first private sector company with an on-premises IBM quantum computer. Engadget
Quantum computing could literally change the world as we know it. Asia Times
Pawsey and Quantum Brilliance will join forces with other Australian industry leaders and researchers as part of Pawsey's Quantum Pioneer Program to develop cutting-edge quantum applications in machine learning, logistics, defence, aerospace, quantum finance and quantum research. BIOENGINEER.ORG
Can quantum mechanics help distributed computing? Arxiv
How much do you know about disruptive technologies such as AI, Smart Identity, IOT, Quantum Computing, Smart Cities, Bitcoin, VR? Intelligent Head Quarters
What Are the Implications of Quantum Computing? Singularity Hub
What will constrain our ability to build a quantum computing system as large as we care to attempt? Arxiv
What do you think about quantum computing? Inside Bitcoins
Cybersecurity in an Era with Quantum Computers: Will We Be Ready? World Economic Forum
Will we ever have access to a future version of Watson, running on a quantum computer, powered by carbon nanotube chips, and built by IBM? Quartz
What's Next
Changing proportion of material mentioning future years
The UKRI call is part of a global effort to develop quantum technologies that could bring about a second quantum revolution. CERN Courier
71% of global organizations view quantum computing as a significant threat. Cybrary
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