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re: How is the tech industry contributing to global warming and what can we do to reduce the impact? VIEW POST

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re: I think the single biggest thing long-term is probably going to be working harder to improve energy efficiency of hardware. Put simply, data proce...
 

Yes, definitely agree. Excellent point. Do you think the advancement in Quantum computing can help?

 

It might. Right now though, it's too soon to tell because:

  • Quantum computing only improves performance for some things, not everything. You need actual quantum algorithms, and it has to be something that can actually benefit from the parallelization involved. I/O, for example, is never going to get faster because of quantum computing, because there's just nothing that it can improve there (except possibly transparent compression or encryption, but that remains to be seen).
  • It's still rather inefficient. The absolute scale of quantum computing is too small to be useful on a practical level right now. If things keep improving, this will probably eventually change, but I doubt it will be soon.

Yes right now its not practical but I hope that in the future it helps as that is the only path forward as current technology innovation has reached the peak and Moore's law seems to be slowing down already google.com/amp/s/www.cnet.com/goog...

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