The Future Of Quantum Computing Is Open Source

Published by whurley (02/05/2017)

Discussing the future of quantum computing and open source at the Linux Foundation’s Leadership Summit 2017!

The future of quantum computing should be open source, IMHO. Today I had the honor of speaking at the Linux Foundation’s 2017 Open Source Leadership Summit. I joined my friends Jim Zemlin, Linus Torvald, Brian Behlendorf, Mike Dolan, and Mark Hinkle in Lake Tahoe for this vital meeting.  The event brings together experts, analysts, and leaders in open source technology. It’s an invitation-only event, but I wanted to share a video of my keynote with all of you. I’m sharing it even though it wasn’t focused solely on quantum computing.

My talk focused on the law of unintended consequences, open source, and innovation. I did squeeze in a small section on quantum computing since it has taken over my thoughts lately. Open sourcing quantum computing is key to making the technology available to all. For my money, this is critical. Quantum computing has the potential to change the world, to have as big an impact as the Internet itself. If one single government or corporation owns this powerful technology, what kind of world will it be?

Next year’s summit will be March 6-8, 2018, at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa in Sonoma Valley, California. I have a suspicion I may be delivering another keynote. I will laser-focus this one on quantum computing. Please let me know if you’d like to attend. I will see what I can do about getting you an invite. With the event over a year away, it may be possible.

In the meantime. I hope you enjoy the video, and I promise more quantum computing-focused content soon. If there’s anything, in particular, you would like to hear more about, please leave your ideas in the comments on this post.