When we think about technology, we don’t look back upon the past. For example, how many know what a Commodore 64 is? Now, how many of you know about the ENIAC? Since the introductory date on February 15, 1946, of ENIAC (the first electronic general purpose computer), our technology has done nothing but rise. And still today, we can see new technology emerging from great minds from all over the world.
Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQCL), and their newest project “t|kit>” (don’t worry, I too had to read it several times), is a new operating system that won’t be installed on any desktop platform. This OS is intended for Quantum Computers.
What is a quantum computer?
We know our current computers contain memory in which are made up of bits. Each of these bites represents a 1 or 0. Quantum Computers contain memory, which are made up of qubits. A qubit can in fact be a 1 or 0, or any other quantum superposition of those containing qubits. A single pair of qubits can be any quantum superposition of 4 states, while 3 qubits can equal any form of 8 states.
Confused? You are not alone.
So, the big question here is: what’s in store for this quantum computing, and what does an operating system have to do with it?
Our friends at CQCL are performing research on quantum computing in a much faster pace than any other organization, or company. They are currently working on this project to deliver the first quantum operating system.
After performing a deep web search of this “t|kit>” I was only able to find information about “T,” Twitter, T-Mobile, and AT&T.
You can visit their website here:
And the only reference to the t|kit> O.S. is on the front page. There is nothing more said about this new technology. Is this some sort of pre-release that hasn’t even been touched, or are they really working on it?
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