ChrisMeggs May 18, 2017 09:07 AM Presumably, there will only be five of these machines for the whole world. AmericanBadger May 18, 2017 11:54 AM Great stuff. Pretty exciting that quantum computing is well on its way to being a reality. S Michael May 18, 2017 12:32 PM What will it benefit the common man. This looks like a big toy for the universities to complicate their navel. JimFox May 18, 2017 12:50 PM I find this stuff terrifying, frankly. ljaques May 18, 2017 02:38 PM SkyNet is apparently on track to being built. Paul Karaffa May 18, 2017 04:45 PM I could see a future where these are used by companies to seek data and export that to users in the cloud. For instance, a user at home makes a request which is very complex and is sent to a quantum computer, which outputs and sends back to the user. Fundamentally, this could create much faster systems. Getting these into homes is a whole other issue, as the cost and sensitivities are high for such systems. JimmyDavis May 18, 2017 09:22 PM Well if this leads to the betterment of the human condition , it will be a great leap forward , but if it will be limited for commercial efficiency or used as number cruncher for meaningless endeavors , then it will be just another hi-tech toy. Preservation of the planet and the field of medicine should be the priorities . [ should be ] JamesDemello May 19, 2017 10:26 PM Computers are on the way to discovering God. Kevin Cloete May 22, 2017 06:35 AM Hopefully we can use this technology to improve our understanding of the universe. rederje May 26, 2017 07:26 PM You cannot predict the future fundamental discoveries. IBM has already proven that any molecule is a quantum computer, if you can control each spin of the atoms of the molecule. A quantum computer calculates in parallel on all the different micro-worlds in number equal to 2 to power the number of quantum-bits. 512 quantum-bits simulates 10 to power 153 paralllel systems. If possible, it is more than the number of atoms in the universe, proving that the quantum microscopic reality is more complex than all our macroscopic universe, and as noted by Deutsch, it proves nearly that there is many parallel unseen multiverses, different versions of our universe.