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> Taken together, I think it is safe to say that most organizations will never own a quantum computer, and will find the cloud-based on-demand model a better fit. It may well be the case that production-scale quantum computers are the first cloud-only technology.

There was a magical moment when an automobile went from being a gimmicky horse replacement to an actual innovation.

I feel like this is a possible glimpse at something similar for the cloud.






I think the trend is reversed here. A lot of things are moving away from personal on-device computing to cloud, so it makes sense that for quantum we can jump straight to cloud, especially considering both the cost and practicality. Like, I don't remember any major trend in computing moving in the opposite direction in the past 10 years.



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