October 26th, 2019
The Future Of The Cloud
As technology continually increases exponentially, the future of the Cloud will be with quantum computers. These computers are many times faster than the traditional computers we use today. They are so powerful; they surpass today's supercomputers. But before we leap into discussing this next generation, we need to understand a bit about quantum computers and the qbit.
In the computers we use today, the computing bits store two values, 0 and 1. Qbits (short for quantum bits, which is the computing bit in a quantum machine) store multiple values. Moreover, qbits can influence each other, whether they are connected or not, through a process called entanglement. According to sciencedaily.com, "Quantum entanglement is a quantum mechanical phenomenon in which the quantum states of two or more objects have to be described with reference to each other, even though the individual objects may be spatially separated. This leads to correlations between observable physical properties of the systems."
Simply put, a single qbit will increase the power of a quantum computer by many folds. Thus, even just a few qbits can spin circles around the most powerful supercomputers that we currently have today.
Solving the Quantum Computer Problem
One problem of the qbit is how easily their state can be manipulated. Temperature change, sound, movement, will change the state of the qbit and can cause errors. So quantum computers have to be maintained continuously in a stable state. This, of course, presents the second problem in that maintaining this stable-state causes quantum computers to be relatively expensive. This is because to keep things stable, machines to accurately monitor and maintain the climate, soundproofing, even movement will drive up the cost.
Remember again that quantum computers are in their first development stage. We may not see quantum computers on our desktop any time in the very near future. Quantum computers are not far off from having the ability to reach a wholly controllable and viable stage of stability. Once this happens, we will see a new age of computing that will spin circles around what we have today.
It is already possible to access computing power that usually, businesses could ill afford to spend money on; the Cloud. High-speed servers with insane security already exist with the Cloud. However, in the future, when quantum computers become the replacement computers of tomorrow, there is no telling just how powerful the Cloud will become. Every aspect of the Cloud will be powered by an engine that is so powerful, it will be difficult to predict just how blazing fast it will be.
The future of the Cloud will be utilizing qbits on Cloud Quantum Computing.