“A year later, it outperforms all computers on Earth combined. Double qubits again the following year, and it outperforms the universe.”
Steve Jurvetson 2012, describing his Rosy Law.
This quote comes from an awesome essay entitled “Rose’s Law for Quantum Computers” that I think should be required reading for all QC aficionados, especially Californians. Scott Aaronson reads it during fairy tale reading time to his 2 year old daughter Lily every night before going to sleep. She loves it. It’s that good!
Jurvetson is a partner in Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a venture capital firm that has invested a lot of moolah in D-Wave. Jurvetson posted this essay on something called Flickr, an internet company in which his VC firm has also invested. Flickr is owned by Yahoo, another internet company that you probably never use either. The full essay is posted in the comments below, in case Flickr vanishes long before WordPress does.