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What's Next for Quantum Computing?

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Black-and-white rendering of a quantum computer core.

Though things are getting serious and internationally competitive, quantum technology remains largely collaborative—for now.

Credit: Stephanie Arnett/MITTR; Getty Images

For years, quantum computing's news cycle was dominated by headlines about record-setting systems. But the time for arguing over who has the biggest processor seems to have passed.

In 2023, progress in quantum computing will be defined less by big hardware announcements than by researchers consolidating years of hard work, getting chips to talk to one another, and shifting away from trying to make do with noise as the field gets ever more international in scope. Firms are heads-down and preparing for life in the real world. Suddenly, everyone is behaving like grown-ups.

From MIT Technology Review
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