When we enter the realm of quantum computing from the theoretical foundations, we encounter the enchanting world of complex algebra and quantum physics. The symbols and notions may look quite bewildering for a software engineer. I have encountered this during my numerous sessions on Quantum Computing for Software Engineers and Enterprise Architects. Based on this experience, I have put together a collection of essential building blocks of a Quantum Computer from a few useful architectural diagrams. Most of these diagrams are quite accessible and available for everyone in the internet. I have organised them in a logical and structured manner. These diagrams provide a layer wise and component based view of Quantum Computing Architectures. This is presented recently in the Women Who Code #WWC #Bangalore Chapter MeetUp held in VMWare on November 2018 for an engaging and interactive audience.
Write ups about Quantum Computing is creating ripples in and around our technology communities for sometime now. Every week we are hearing that research divisions in Universities and leading Technology giants are building quantum computers in search of ‘Quantum Supremacy’. While this race is on the course, I must say that this trend is defining a major turn around for the upcoming generations. Data Structures will diffuse into thousands of energy structures such as the combinations of entropy, noise, mechanics, diffusion, reflection, interpolation, convergence, radiance, fractals. etc. Information will become isomorphic to experiences and hence it will be emergence of digital consciousness in its polymorphic manifestations.
The world is gradually transitioning from information society towards natural society through the sands of time. It may take a while since we are in the midst of another journey. We are consciously cultivating a machine learning driven syntellectic age of converging intelligence categories. Cognitive Informatics experts were critical about the undue importance given to artificial intelligence since the advent of the hype around AI and Deep learning. Pursuit for machine intelligence and the synthesis of human intelligence with artificial intelligence and machine consciousness has taken us into the warps of convoluted theories.
Quantum Computing is taking us back to ground zero. Nature has quite a lot of bewildering possibilities and permutations left in its array of knowledge. From weather patterns to image structures, quantum computers can make our measurements and experiences more precise and contemplative. We have to get back to our physical laboratories and start experimenting with fertile materials and their infinite properties and behaviors. This article is just a brief post to mention that physical world is still far more diverse and versatile ground for computational experiments.