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A Brief History of Quantum Computing

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The possibility that we can leverage quantum mechanics to do computation in new and interesting ways has been hiding in plain sight since the field’s early days; the principles of superposition and entanglement can form the basis of a very powerful form of computation. The trick is to build such a system that we can easily manipulate and measure.

Our generous universe comes equipped with the ability to compute.

—Dave Bacon [19]

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Hidary, J.D. (2019). A Brief History of Quantum Computing. In: Quantum Computing: An Applied Approach. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23922-0_2

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