Bringing Quantum Computing Home to South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018
- Barry Jenkins, academy award-winning writer and director (Moonlight, Medicine for Melancholy)
- Esther Perel, psychotherapist and best-selling author
- Yours truly
Based on the e-mails I’ve received, people are surprised. (Not sure why. It’s clear by now I’ll talk to anyone anywhere.) I’ll be discussing quantum computing, of course. A quantum computing keynote!
SXSW spotlights some of the industry’s most inspired thinkers, diverse visionaries, and change-makers who share forward-thinking ideas. So I couldn’t be more thrilled to be participating in the event and helping to spread the quantum computing love. I have a long history with the event, but this will be my first keynote. I’ve participated in events and moderated panels for years. I even hosted the IEEE SXSW party. But a keynote is definitely a big deal. A big beautiful deal. Huge.
My plan is to discuss the release of my upcoming book, “Endless Impossibilities: Understanding and Preparing for the Coming Age of Quantum Computing.” I’ll share more details about the book soon. Given the feedback I’ve received so far, I think you’re going to like it. Though I’ve written books before, most of them have been technical “how-tos.” This will be my first trade book. It will be readable in a sitting. The goal is for anyone interested in quantum computing to spend a few hours with the book and walk away with a grasp of the science behind it, most importantly, the possible future applications of this technology.
I don’t want to give too much away yet. If you want to hear it all first hand, head over to SXSW.com and register for the event. See you there.