Monday, February 29, 2016

Aaronson moves to Texas

MIT professor Scott Aaronson is jumping to U Texas Austin, as they are pumping a bunch a money into a new quantum computing center.

I deduce from this that computer scientists think that quantum computing is a hot new area of computer science, with huge advances likely in the next 20 years.

I wonder how long they will be able to continue hyping this subject, without getting results.


  1. I am going to go out on a limb and assume that the computing world which is actually dependent upon working designs is not going to be as patient as the non-producing sections of 'science' whose only output apparently is quantified in the number of published papers and science magazine hype articles.

    Computer engineers are not going to be amused by vapor-hardware.

  2. What's even MORE interesting is that there is no proof that BQP is not simply a subset of BPP. That is to say, perhaps the exotic(and probably incorrect) quantum processes aren't needed for vastly improved computational power. It simply may be the case that some as of yet undiscovered algorithm (probabalistic) will yield the promised speedups.