Computers works on the principle of 1s and 0s. So there is only 2 position an event can take. Wich will be replaced quantum bits(qbits) in quantum computers. Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and Academia are equally excited about this. Two quantum computer development stage companies have recently went public i.e. IonQ and Rigetti. IonQ is scientifically backed by academics from the University of Maryland and Duke University.
Recently one of the major journals “Nature Nanotechnology” decided to dedicate their December issue cover to the quantum computing aspect of nanotechnology. Although Nanotechnology exist for almost 50 yrs now while recent push by academics to quantum computing seems to be fueled by the commercial aspect of the sub-field application. As today Gene Munster, a managing director at Loup Ventures, validated the field’s potential saying “All this EV adoption fueled by Tesla is very good but quantum computing is gonna make it look like appetizer” on the show Closing Bell with Will Frost on CNBC channel. Gene’s further comments on the field can be seen on their YouTube channel.