Karen, 26, 8:00 pm, San Francisco, on a spring night leaves her work a couple of hours later than scheduled. It was such an intense day that she couldn’t call to ask for her baby. She just realised her smartwatch is off, she doesn’t know for how long. A bad omen comes over her thoughts. She rides home her electric bicycle feeling nervous.
The babysitter has been most of the day trying to localize her, she doesn’t know how to manage the situation, the baby is warmer each time, looks sad and there is an eczema showing up in his body.
Karen pedals forcefully without knowing that she, her baby and her home are been OBSERVED. A medical and pharmaceutical laboratory from 9000 km away detects the problems that the little baby is suffering. A very dangerous bacteria broke into his organism over 29 hours now, it can cause a fatal outcome. Thanks to the biometric sensors by satellite they know exactly the temperature, weight, number of leukocytes, vital signs…They trigger the RED ALARM, they have to save the baby.
A mobile device with clear instructions arrives in five minutes to supply him the proper antibiotic. The bacteria will be neutralised in a few seconds. Karen arrives just in time to greet the team who has looked after his kid. Relieved and grateful for her medical insurance, she hugs her baby. Welcome to the era of quantum computing.
Unlike the bits, which only have state 1 or state 0, of the computer science until today known, quantum computing is based on qubits, which can have state 1, state 0 and a combination of both. This supposes the resolution of algorithms impossible to calculate with the most powerful computer of today.
IBM, Microsoft, Google, <nombre ruso>, among others, move forward in the race to make the perfect quantum computer. Until now, the disproportionate proportions of the prototypes and certain physical-chemical factors have not made it possible, although each day is closer to achieve it.
The doubts about the achievements of quantum computing are becoming clearer. What is certain is that it will destroy any current encryption or privacy barrier. It will turn the field of medicine, chemistry, physics or astronomy upside down. Experts also predict great advantages for the financial, logistics, hotel and travel sectors, and governments.
Will humanity, as if it were a cloud of particles, be the target of a direct observation in which each individual’s variables will be controlled in real time such as ID, age, sex, contribution, bank balance, health status, geolocation, contacts, communications…, powerless against keeping her or his privacy?
Who will benefit from quantum computing? The leaders of the world powers? The macro-corporations?
Will it be used for the welfare of the planet as a whole?
We will be continue on the watch for news.