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Watch Out for this Tech Trend in 2024

We are living in technology’s prime era. If you see the world we live in today, it is a figment of someone’s imagination, the imagination that is translated into the physical world, slowly and gradually. Sci-fi is really what stimulates your imagination. I remember when I just finished watching Matrix, I was blown away by whatever was happening in the movie,   but never thought about it again until I heard about Neuralink

Neuralink is a company owned by Elon Musk that is designing a computer chip that can be installed in a human brain and is said to help the ones who are specially-abled to control their brains better. After reading a blog on Neuralink, I was convinced that I had seen this before, it was like a deja vu feeling until my brain caught up and understood where it was all coming from. 

It's funny how these small devices can be so addicting and be so useful at the same time. They can solve all your problems. 

Computers can solve major, major problems in the world, isn’t it? The answer is yes and no. Classic computers can solve most problems but here are some complex problems that the classic computers and supercomputers just cannot solve, it will take them some light years to solve those problems. 

Complex problems are problems with a lot of variables interacting in complicated ways. For instance, identifying subtle patterns of fraud in financial transactions or new physics in a supercollider are some complex problems that can’t be solved by normal classic computers in a reasonable time, while Quantum Computers can solve them in a few minutes. That is why it is one of the hottest tech trends of 2024. 

What is Quantum Computing & Why it is the Hottest Tech Trend of 2024? 

Quantum computing uses the principles of Quantum mechanics to solve complex problems. Google’s Quantum Computer is the fastest in the world. It takes 6 seconds for Google’s Quantum computer to complete 47 years' worth of computing. It is a staggering 241 million times faster than its predecessor launched in 2019. In the world of atomic and subatomic particles, things behave differently, these particles can exist in more than one state at one time. This is what Quantum Computing is based on. Where classical computing uses binary 0 or 1, and can exist only in one state o or 1, quantum computing uses Qubits which allows them to exist in more than one state simultaneously ( 0 and 1). T

Benefits of this Tech Trend

  • Finance: Financial institutions can use Quantum Computing to detect subtle manipulations that will help detect frauds easily. It could also help with complex finance modeling. It could help to create better portfolios for clients. 

  • Healthcare: Quantum computing can help develop new drugs, could power more advanced DNA research, and help keep patient data more secure. 

  • Cybersecurity: Quantum Computing can help design better data encryption for stronger online security. 

  • Aviation: Quantum computing can be used to design more efficient and safer aircraft and traffic planning systems. 

Limitations of Quantum Computing

  • Interference: Even the slightest disturbance in the quantum environment can cause the collapse of the entire quantum computation. That is called decoherence. For this reason, a Quantum computer needs to be isolated from any disturbances in its area. 

  • Error Correction: Qubits don’t use digital bits, hence can’t use a conventional error correction system. Error correction is crucial in Quantum computing, where one error can cause the entire validity of the problem to collapse. Error correction system is still underway and some companies are trying to optimize it. 

Well, Quantum Computing is faster than traditional ones and can solve complex problems that would take classic computers 10,000 years in just a few seconds, if this doesn’t blow your mind I don’t know what will. But, having said that, companies are still working on the shortcomings of this technology, to make it much more proficient. 

People even describe Quantum Computing to be the next space race, and countries like America and China are vying to win this race and become leaders in this space.

The future looks QUBIT promising, if you know what I mean.  

(Author: Karishma Chandnani is a Content Writer at TechDoQuest. She offers a refreshing & youthful perspective on the topics she writes about).

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