There’s a new article on Wired about quantum computing.
Something I hadn’t heard before: Microsoft’s Krysta Svore compares topological quantum computing to Lord Voldemort and his seven horcruxes.
The Wired article touches on software (i.e., what are the first applications), which is great, but still has some of the typical quantum-computing sound bites (Traveling Salesman Problem? Still? Really?). The recent Forbes interview with formerly-Google “chief realist” John Martinis reveals much more about what’s happening on the hardware side and what the odds, plans, and timelines are.