Hi there Folks, so we are back again, last time we had some insights on SQL and NoSQL (click here for more), this time we have something totally new, something that could transform the lives of us all forever. Exited already right !! Meet the next generation of computing “Quantum Computing”. This baby has a potential* to solve a lot of our mysteries, which cannot be solved even if we combine all the computing power we have on Earth. Its a kind of computing that could solve some existing problems in seconds which could take time longer than the age of our universe if we do them with our existing computers – be it any super computer on the earth.
Yea.. Yea… Whatever, why should i care ?
This is very well described by IBM:Quantum computers could spur the development of new breakthroughs in science, medications to save lives, machine learning methods to diagnose illnesses sooner, materials to make more efficient devices and structures, financial strategies to live well in retirement, and algorithms to quickly direct resources such as ambulances. – Source IBMQ (click here for more) Also one more interesting fact,In 1994, Peter Shor shocked the world with an algorithm that had the potential to decrypt all secured communications including your whatsapp, emails, banking transactions, etc. – Source wikipedia (click here for more) Our power of computation has increased drastically over recent years as we kept making devices smaller and better, but we are now about to reach the limits. Computers of today runs on a lot of transistors – its a kind of gateway that allows current to flow when its in on state (i.e 1) or blocks it when its off(i.e 0), so there is this wall which blocks the current, but as the devices are getting smaller and faster, we have to fit more and more transistors, making them smaller until this wall can no longer hold the current. So that means after some time our computers will stop getting more and more powerful. So no more faster smartphones – scary ehh. But Quantum computing seems to be a way though all of these troubles.(But currently there are glitches).