The Case for Quantum
Chances are, you probably have no idea what quantum computing is.
And though that may be so, it’s highly possible that it will one day save your life…
Especially if you live in the West.
Fires are raging, affecting millions of people from Colorado to California.
And one of the biggest problems with the fires is their unpredictability.
First responders are able to go to where the fires are, but it’s very difficult to predict where the fires will go.
This results in property, resources and especially lives lost as the fires take entire communities by surprise.
This is where technology steps in.
Quantum computing in particular could solve this problem with pinpoint accuracy…
Quantum to the Rescue
Quantum computing has potential unlike any technology we’ve seen before.
While classical computers are superior in tasks like spreadsheets, emails and day-to-day workflow…
Quantum computers can solve problems that a classical computer would take over a billion years to solve.
To put it in perspective, IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue, the one that beat chess champion Garry Kasparov, can examine 200 million moves per second.
A quantum computer would be able to calculate 1 trillion moves per second.
And Deep Blue’s one of the fastest computers out there. A quantum computer would be around 100 million times faster than a modern classical computer.
Because of this, quantum computers are stars at predictions and modeling — making them perfect for first responders and disaster relief.
Upgrading from a normal computer to a quantum one would be like going from a biplane to a supersonic fighter jet.
The only problem is that there aren’t any stable quantum computers out there right now.
Current versions are extremely sensitive and require to be cooled to around minus 459 degrees F for them to function.
Recently, though, scientists at the University of Chicago were able to extend the stability of one of their quantum computers to a whopping 22 milliseconds.
That may seem incredibly short. It does to me too.
That is until you realize that getting it to 22 milliseconds is 10,000 times better than they’ve been able to do in the past.
It’s a huge breakthrough for the quantum field. And it could mean we could have a working quantum computer up and running faster than we thought before.
This doesn’t just stop at wildfires either.
Natural disasters of all kind could be predicted and tracked from this tech.
Windstorms, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes… quantum computing is so fast that it could accurately map out these situations.
Don’t sleep on this either.
The race is on between big tech names like IBM (NYSE: IBM), Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), just to name a few.
Big Tech has the funding and means to get this off the ground, and already this year they’ve been a solid investment.
Adding any of these names for the long term could prove fruitful for your portfolio.
And that’s not all…
The biggest name in all of tech right now is Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).
And while they’ve yet to reveal any projects in the quantum computing space…
Right now they have their sights on something that would revolutionize the world.
To a bright future,