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Quantum supremacy : how the quantum computer revolution will change everything  Cover Image Book Book

Quantum supremacy : how the quantum computer revolution will change everything / Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York.

Kaku, Michio, (author.).

Summary:

"An exhilarating tour of humanity's next great technological achievement--quantum computing--which may eventually unravel the deepest mysteries of science and solve some of humanity's biggest problems, like global warming, world hunger, and incurable disease, by the bestselling author of The God Equation. The runaway success of the microchip processor may be reaching its end. Running up against the physical constraints of smaller and smaller sizes, traditional silicon chips are not likely to prove useful in solving humanity's greatest challenges, from climate change, to global starvation, to incurable diseases. But the quantum computer, which harnesses the power and complexity of the atomic realm, already promises to be every bit as revolutionary as the transistor and microchip once were. Its unprecedented gains in computing power herald advancements that could change every aspect of our daily lives. Automotive companies, medical researchers, and consulting firms are betting on quantum computing, hoping to exploit its power to design more efficient vehicles, create life-saving new drugs, and streamline industries to revolutionize the economy. But this is only the beginning. Quantum computers could allow us to finally create nuclear fusion reactors that create clean, renewable energy without radioactive waste or threats of meltdown. They could help us crack the biological processes that generate natural, cheap fertilizer and enable us to feed the world's growing populations. And they could unravel the fiendishly difficult protein folding that lies at the heart of previously incurable diseases like Alzheimer's, ALS, and Parkinson's, helping us to live longer, healthier lives. There is not a single problem humanity faces that couldn't be addressed by quantum computing. Told with Kaku's signature clarity and enthusiasm, Quantum Supremacy is the story of this exciting frontier and the race to claim humanity's future." -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385548366
  • ISBN: 0385548362
  • Physical Description: x, 337 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-313) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Pt. 1. Rise of quantum computers -- End of the age of silicon -- End of the digital age -- Rise of the quantum -- Dawn of quantum computers -- The race is on -- pt. 2. Quantum computers and society -- The origin of life -- Greening the world -- Feeding the planet -- Energizing the world -- pt. 3. Quantum medicine -- Quantum health -- Gene editing and curing cancer -- AI and quantum computers -- Immortality -- pt. 4. Modeling the world and the universe -- Global warming -- The sun in a bottle -- Simulating the universe -- A day in the year 2050 -- Quantum puzzles.
Subject: Quantum computers.
Quantum computing.
Genre: Informational works.

Available copies

  • 10 of 12 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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  • 0 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 006.3 KAKU 2023 (Text) 0001012512586 Nonfiction Checked out 06/20/2024


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