Will Quantum Computing Become an Everyday Reality? CNBC Interviews Brad Templeton to Learn More

At the 2014 Exponential Medicine conference, faculty from Singularity University were interviewed by CNBC about some of the most exciting advances in emerging technologies. When it comes to world of processors, there’s probably no hotter topic right now than quantum computing, yet it’s one of the more difficult technologies to understand simply because the quantum mechanical world at occurs at the nanoscale of matter is quite different from the world that makes up our everyday experiences.

Enter Brad Templeton, Networks and Computing Chair at Singularity University, who explains that while quantum computers have only been attempted in research labs, should the technology take off, “it will be able to solve some very specific, but very important problems.”

Templeton, who is also a board member of Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is well know for his expertise in autonomous vehicles, also known as robocars having served a consultant to Google’s self-driving car program.

In describing how disruptive autonomous vehicles are poised to be, he recently said “If you work in the auto industry, and you looked at [Google’s] car and saw a clown car, that’s a sign you should be afraid.”


As the rapidly evolving landscape of networked transportation continues to unfold, we can be sure that Templeton will continue to offer his guiding perspectives and insights on his blog.

Check out the Day 2 summary video of Exponential Medicine.

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David J. Hill
David J. Hill
David started writing for Singularity Hub in 2011 and served as editor-in-chief of the site from 2014 to 2017 and SU vice president of faculty, content, and curriculum from 2017 to 2019. His interests cover digital education, publishing, and media, but he'll always be a chemist at heart.
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