Quantum computing. The dream of the 1980s is alive in 2015. But this time is different, for a number of reasons. Who are the players, what are the stakes right now? What are the applications, beyond cryptography? And, what’s the point of it all — are the benefits of quantum computing truly going to be a difference of kind vs. of degree? And if so, how will it change what we already know about computers, from languages to coding to UIs to everything?
While it’s counterintuitive for us to imagine something so infinitismally small, Ilyas Khan of Cambridge Quantum Computing helps us make the quantum leap in our minds … in this special edition of the a16z Podcast, brought to you from London.