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How to talk about Quantum Computing

Staying relevant is a theme of Stubbornly Young and for that reason let’s talk about Quantum Computing.

I tried, I really tried to understand how quantum computing works before I interviewed Rob Hays, CEO of Atom Computing so that I could deliver on the title of this episode. I watched (and you’ll hear me share this with Rob) three videos that each billed themselves as an effective explainer of quantum computing. I’m not that smart and I’m not that dumb either, and after watching them I didn’t understand how quantum computing actually works – at all. I braced myself for an interview during which I delved into content that I wouldn’t understand – I shake my head just thinking about getting myself into that!

It wasn’t as bad as I’d feared. It seemed that my attempt to prepare helped. Rob didn’t laugh at me, and I am proud that during this episode he said. “Hey, we’re only 10 minutes into this and you’re getting it.” That was kind of him because no, I don’t get quantum physics. What I did come to appreciate during our conversation is what quantum computing can do for humanity. Give it a listen!


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