QUANTUM COMPUTING: THE NEW AGE OF COMPUTING – Dylan Tony Ninan 8Q

Hey there, I shall be talking about a new form of computing, and since you read the title, I think you know what I’m going to talk about.



So first, let me explain what quantum computing is,

Quantum Computing is a relatively new form of computing that involves the phenomena of quantum physics (that is basically what quantum computing is in layman’s terms).

The machines used to perform computations involving quantum computing are known as Quantum Computers, you may be wondering “What makes a Quantum Computer different from a normal computer?” Well, the difference is that instead of using bits like a normal computer, a Quantum Computer uses qubits (quantum bits).

The thing that makes qubits special is that unlike bits (which are either a 1 or 0), qubits are 1 and 0 at the same time and is in a state known as superposition (which means that it is in 2 different states at the same time)To explain how this makes quantum computers fast, imagine telling a computer to go through a maze, in this scenario, a normal computer would try out every single turn and rule out the wrong ones one by one, but if you asked a quantum computer to do it, it would go through every path of the maze at the same time and figure it out instantly.

So, now you know that quantum computers are Fast, they are so fast in fact, that they can even perform calculations that would take supercomputers hundreds of years to complete and do it in a few seconds.


But that doesn’t mean quantum computers are just machines you can play Minecraft or GTA on with all the graphics settings on high, they are machines that could change the world immensely.

Let me give you some examples:

  • It could change the world of medicine and possibly make medicine cheaper and more effective and even possibly find the cure to Alzheimer’s.
  • It could increase efficiency in products like new materials for batteries in electric cars.
  • It will revolutionize AI and communications, expanding the capability of current technology.
  • It could help to improve weather forecasting and climate change predictions.
  • It could also make encryption impossible to crack and introduce advanced cyber safety.

Those are just a few of the great things that quantum computers could do that will impact our world. Big tech giants like IBM, Microsoft, and Google are trying to make the most reliable quantum computers now and China has invested billions.

Although quantum computers are big and expensive, that doesn’t mean you can’t code on one.
IBM has made a Python Framework called Qiskit that allows you to code on one of their quantum computers (which are one of the best)

(Link To Tutorials –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1NZC5rqQD8&list=PLOFEBzvs-Vvp2xg9-POLJhQwtVktlYGbY&ab_channel=Qiskit)

(Link To Documentation- https://qiskit.org/textbook)