Video: Watch Canadian PM Explain Quantum Computing
Just how big is quantum computing? Well it’s big enough that at least one politician can explain it in under one minute.
First, some background: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada today speaking at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, announcing $50 million in funding over the next five years to strengthen the institution’s global position as a research center for theoretical physics.
During the event a journalist jokingly asked Trudeau to explain quantum computing. Without missing a beat, Trudeau went into a fairly simplified explanation. You can watch the video below.
If you’re looking for a more in-depth explanation on quantum computing, you can read one here.
It wasn’t too long ago that Bill Gates, in a Reddit AMA, said that quantum computing could have huge implications on cloud computing, predicting that in “6-10 years…cloud computing will offer super-computation by using quantum.”
Still, there is work to be done before quantum computers hit the market. According to the Institute for Quantum Computing, “[w]hile quantum computers have been theoretically demonstrated to have incredible potential, and scientists are working at IQC and around the world to realize that potential, there is much work to be done before quantum computers hit the market.”