Wanna Be Smarter than Google?
Oct 23rd, 2019 GOOGLE laid claim to achieving "quantum supremacy" with their new "Sycamore" computer. It solved a problem in less than 200 seconds that a supercomputer would need 10,000 years to solve (yes, years), according to their estimates.
Of course, IBM claims that it would take a classical supercomputer just 2.5 days, rather than 10,000 years, to run the supremacy experiment. To be fair, Google DID say that 10,000 years was just an "estimate".
While Google and IBM squabble about whose computer is best, you can read up on things like "quantum", and "supercomputers" and "qubits" starting with this link: https://gizmodo.com/first-look-at-sycamore-googles-quantum-c... - this is a nut for you squirrels out there ;)
OR, better still, use this time to finish this post and get on with your brilliant day!
The point is, we've now got computers politely and efficiently answering our phone call complaints about our credit cards, banking fees, and insurance coverage, and so on.
Robots are doing surgery, and building our cars ... and they're able to do back flips at the end of the day when we need to put our feet up for the evening, then go to bed for 6 or 8 hours.
Sure, they're fast, efficient, reliable, and virtually tireless. So what. We build them. We program them. We're the ones that tell them how to do things and how to solve problems.
AND THEY'RE LEARNING AS THEY GO...THEY DON'T FORGET ANYTHING...EVER!
That's a good thing....right?? Of course it is.....
Well, who knows what the world will look like in 10 years or even just 5. One thing is for sure...we must keep learning. Embrace change. Embrace the challenges.
Our e-commerce businesses and the WA community represent a "world without borders" where there is literally no limit to what we can learn and earn!
Have a brilliant day and learn something new! (I don't recommend the back flip though)