Have you read some of the recent quantum computing headlines in the Chinese news media? No…, well it so happens that I am a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker* , so let me translate a few of those headlines for you.(* with the help of Google translator)
- China Planning to Unveil Soon Their Own Quantum Computer. Pundits Expect It To Be Much More Popular Than Google’s.
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- The Computer Fight of the Century: Alibaba versus Google
- Alibaba Says: “Damn You Google. We Will Beat You At Quantum Computing”
Keep in mind that China is about to finalize its next 5 year plan at the end of March 2016, and that it might choose in that plan either a $10B, 100 TeV particle accelerator, OR 50 quantum computers (at $200M apiece) , BUT NOT BOTH
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