The Metaphysics of Quantum Computing

This latest post approaches Quantum Computing from a philosophical perspective.  It’s an aspect of this field that originally gripped my attention and which underlies much of why quantum mechanics conjures such non-intuitive conclusions. 

Why I’m Excited About the Classiq Coding Competition, and Why You Should be Too – Even if You Don’t Understand Quantum Programming

Ultimately, Quantum Computers will only be as valuable and impactful as the programs written for them, so seeing creativity and outside-the-box approaches to challenges with these early, noisy, faulty machines will be quite revealing.  The Classiq Coding Competition should bring out this programming creativity.

Quantum Computing is the “Manhattan Project” of This Generation

Those who invest in the winners will enjoy significant outsized financial gains, and those who back the companies that do not survive, will lick their wounds.  But as an industry, the race is on, the potential rewards are massive, and the clock is ticking.  I sure hope that whoever wins the race uses the power to do good in the world.   

(Quantum) Winter is coming…or is it?

So, is quantum winter coming? Not in this writer’s opinion. There is still a long way to go before we have QCs that can add value to computational problems and even further before consistent quantum advantage. The hill is steep and the climb is arduous, but I am confident the view will be worth the climb.

Classiq – Company Evaluation

Classiq has a solid team, strong balance sheet, and highly regarded product.  It has entered into a meaningful number of collaborations and partnerships with a wide variety of players.  And its business model provides value-add to customers in an agnostic way vis-a-vis quantum hardware and software.  While there may some increasing competition, they appear to have a solid first-mover advantage.  If Classiq can continue its current momentum and become the go-to provider for customers seeking to optimize their quantum algorithms, their customer base should expand quite rapidly and consistently. 

Collaboration is Dominating Quantum Computing

Nearly every day we see headlines about players in the Quantum Computing industry announcing new collaborations and partnerships.  On a technical level this seems logical given the unique requirements of the various components such as the physical qubits, cryogenics, lasers, microwaves, controllers, compilers, error correction, various software layers, etc.  Collaborations would seem inevitable as the industry attempts to power forward as rapidly as possible. 

Quantum Computing Jobs

When I get invited to college graduation parties, I will be whispering “Quantum Computing” into the ears of the recent graduates.  It’s also great advice to those seeking a change in their current career and while technical aptitude and experience create the best fit for most of the current QC industry positions, there is a growing number of non-technical jobs in QC as well.  There are many great resources available to you as you consider a QC career and I hope you take advantage of them and consider joining this exciting and evolving field.