Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/12/16

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

In late 2015, Gordon Moore, after whom Moore’s Law is named, said that he thought the amazing doubling of computer power every 18 months or so that has been the case over the past four decades was probably coming to an end since current technology “eventually saturates out.” But there is a new technology in the wings that could make doubling of computer power trivial. It’s called quantum computing, and the first modest quantum computers are here. They could have a huge impact on what computers will be able to do in the not-too-distant future. Here’s why.