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Deflating the Hype Bubble?

Brian N. Siegelwax
The Modern Scientist

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Analyzing Coverage of QuEra’s Roadmap

While QuEra Computing is claiming to be ushering in “the era of logical qubits and quantum error correction,” they’re doing something that I would personally classify as just as interesting, if not more so. They’re ushering in the era of questioning whether or not quantum news is hype.

Don’t get me wrong; my news feeds are mostly the mindless regurgitation of QuEra’s announcement. But I’m not the only one digesting the announcement and thinking, “wait a minute… this is actually plausible.”

What’s being said about it?

Prof. John Preskill: “ambitious but not crazy”

Prof. Michael Biercuk: “exciting roadmap and certainly seems feasible”

Global Quantum Intelligence (GQI): “future roadmap timelines are broadly in line with its existing track record”

Ars Technica: “while this road map seems optimistic and aggressive, it doesn’t seem completely ludicrous”

Chris Green: “their background and progress suggest this might be more than just hype”

And, for the record:

Brian Siegelwax: “ambitious, but not overly so”

See the trend?

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