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Quantum Computing (WIRED guides): How It Works and How It Could Change the World

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9781847943262
Random House Business
N/A
2021
86
Paperback
2172

350.00

The prose is clear, well written, not dumbed down, but equally well equipped to take you on a deep dive into the key concepts of quantum . . . A good book, thought provoking, and a glimpse of what its down the road. ― Irish Tech News

It’s a great intro to the present state of and prospects for quantum computing – not too technical, wasting little space on the basics but avoiding the hieroglyphics of quantum algorithms. ― PC Pro

About the Author

Amit Katwala is an award-winning journalist and editor, and author of The Athletic Brain. He is a Senior Editor at WIRED, and has contributed to a wide range of titles including the Times, the Guardian, FourFourTwo and Sport magazine, where he interviewed many of the world’s most iconic athletes. He has also appeared on the BBC, CNN, Sky Sports and BT Sport, and spoken at the SXSW conference and other events. His first book, The Athletic Brain – How Neuroscience Is Revolutionising Sport And Can Help You Perform Better weaves together cutting-edge science and interviews with elite athletes to show how understanding the brain could unlock new levels of sporting performance. Amit grew up in Bournemouth and studied Experimental Psychology at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University.

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Quantum computing has been hailed as a technological game-changer. But what precisely is it and what is its true potential?

In this superbly insightful, one-stop guide WIRED journalist Amit Katwala tells you everything you need to know about the next computer revolution. He explains the highly complex science that lies behind it. He describes the competing efforts of the likes of Google, Microsoft and Chinese companies Tencent and Alibaba to create a viable quantum computer, and the different routes they have taken to meet the immense technical challenges involved. He considers the technology’s potential application in spheres as diverse as medicine, cyber security and clean energy. And he addresses the fundamental question: how close are we to seeing quantum computers become a widespread reality.

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Quantum Computing (WIRED guides): How It Works and How It Could Change the World

The prose is clear, well written, not dumbed down, but equally well equipped to take you on a deep dive into the key concepts of quantum . . . A good book, thought provoking, and a glimpse of what its down the road. ― Irish Tech News

It’s a great intro to the present state of and prospects for quantum computing – not too technical, wasting little space on the basics but avoiding the hieroglyphics of quantum algorithms. ― PC Pro

About the Author

Amit Katwala is an award-winning journalist and editor, and author of The Athletic Brain. He is a Senior Editor at WIRED, and has contributed to a wide range of titles including the Times, the Guardian, FourFourTwo and Sport magazine, where he interviewed many of the world’s most iconic athletes. He has also appeared on the BBC, CNN, Sky Sports and BT Sport, and spoken at the SXSW conference and other events. His first book, The Athletic Brain – How Neuroscience Is Revolutionising Sport And Can Help You Perform Better weaves together cutting-edge science and interviews with elite athletes to show how understanding the brain could unlock new levels of sporting performance. Amit grew up in Bournemouth and studied Experimental Psychology at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University.

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