The quantum computers are coming

Jul 8, 2018 | Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2018

Alasdair Collinson is a professional software developer by day, a nerd… Well, all the time, really. I love programming, I also love talking and thinking about programming. I’m fascinated by the culture surrounding programming and I immerse myself in that culture. And I like sharing what I have learned. I’ve spoken at conferences several times before about a range of different topics – some of them very technical, some of them less so. Mixing it up, that keeps it interesting for both me and my audience. Any you can be sure that everything I talk about is something that I’m really passionate about.

When Schrödingers cat messes with Turing machines, weird things start to happen… Join me in exploring the weird world of zombie cats, spooky action at a distance and multiple universes – all in the name of quantum computing.

Many people may not know it, but we live in a time where the first quantum computers have been created – and they’re *pretty damn cool*. Why? Because while regular bits are limited to only two boring values, QBITs can take near infinite values and operate singularly or in harmony with each other. This outstanding property gives rise to a new kind of algorithms (and a lot of fun!). Follow me on a journey from Zuses Z3 computer and Schrödingers cat to supercooled quantum processors and parallel universes – no PhD in physics required.