I sincerely believe that all of our hopes and dreams around everything from going to Mars to curing cancer will be somewhat dependent on quantum computing; making it the space race of our generation. I reject proprietary, cutthroat approaches to this emerging technology. It’s clear to me that quantum computing can serve the greater good through an open-source, collaborative research and development approach that I believe will prevail once wider access to this technology is available. I’m confident crowd-sourcing quantum computing applications for the greater good will win.
We have fully activated the hype cycle on quantum computing. But I try to ignore the hype and focus on the substance. That's why I was happy last week to see two solid, all-star quantum computing events in the same week: IBM's Approximate Quantum Computing and QC Ware's Quantum Computing for Business (Q2B) conference.
This week I had the honor of attending former President Obama's inaugural Obama Foundation Summit. The event brought together civic innovators, young leaders, and everyday citizens who are interested in changing the world. It also inspired me to build a better quantum community.