Quantum Bayesian Networks

July 7, 2014

1Qbit Company Switches Name to ZeroQbits

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 7:14 pm

The “1Qbit” company, founded about a year ago, is dedicated exclusively to writing software for D-Wave’s “quantum computer” (There is no indication from their flashy website that they are writing software for gate model QCs. Their main and only product so far is “Integer Optimization Toolbox”, which is useless for anything but a D-Wave computer). They’ve already opened 2 offices, one in Vancouver and another in Toronto, Canada. I’m sure an office in Silicon Valley will soon follow. Their publicity department has been quite the busy beaver. They’ve even produced their own page in Wikipedia at the tender age of one year.


All they need now is a machine that doesn’t decohere in a few nanoseconds and a software product that does something, anything, better than the classical competition. We’ll see what happens. Reminds me of mayflies (an ephemeral), an insect that gets to fly for approximately only one day, and then it dies.



  1. I was reminded to go dig up a projection Steve Juervetson was promoting a couple years ago, I found it:

    Midway through 2014, we’ve officially passed the point where Dwave exceeds the combined classical computing power of the entire universe (for discrete optimization problems). Some sort of celebration seems to be in order.

    Comment by Max Born — July 7, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

  2. Max, I don’t know how the Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Old Boys club works, but apparently they all suffer from dementia and if you do a bad 100-million dollar D-Wave investment, nobody remembers a day later. Apparently, Draper, Fisher and Jurvetson are now advising all investors to buy BitCoins

    Comment by rrtucci — July 7, 2014 @ 9:13 pm

  3. Oh my, oh boy! Imagine you ‘ve succeeded being faster than the universe, yet one day you meet a cunning female naturally born killer and you fade away just like that (because faster doesn’t always equal better..)


    Comment by Elangel Exterminador — July 10, 2014 @ 8:37 am

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