Life will change completely. We will be able to do certain things we could never even dream of before. Within two years this will have completed a prototype. Quantum computers closer to reality as researchers make first blueprint for prototype could bring about a technological revolution on a par with the invention of computing itself.
The problem is that existing quantum computers require lasers focused on individual atoms. The larger the computer, the more lasers are required and greater the chance of going wrong. But scientists have used a different technique to monitor the atoms, involving a microwave field and electricity in an `ion-trap’ device.
Within two years this will have completed a prototype. But commenting on Science Advances, some academics expressed there’s still a long way to go before you’ll be making spreadsheets on your quantum computer.