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Google's New Quantum Computer Means One Thing: We Are Fucked

Last night, I saw this tweet from Barstool OG Maurice, and my heart sank. 

SOURCE-Google said it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research, saying an experimental quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes that would take a traditional supercomputer thousands of years.

The findings, published Wednesday in the scientific journal Nature, show that "quantum speedup is achievable in a real-world system and is not precluded by any hidden physical laws," the researchers wrote.

If I see the word "quantum computing" I automatically think it's legit. It's just one of those worlds. It's like the word "model" in gambling. If I hear somebody has a "model" in the NBA, I automatically think he/she is an incredibly profitable gambler. I don't even need to see it, I just assume it. 

SOURCE-"Our machine performed the target computation in 200 seconds, and from measurements in our experiment we determined that it would take the world's fastest supercomputer 10,000 years to produce a similar output," Google researchers said in a blog post about the work.

We are sooooo fucked. All our jobs are going to be gone. Dave is going to buy one of these computers and fire my ass before it's in the building. 

This computer also has all of our information, so they know what we aren't capable of. They'll master what we are good at and then become good at what we can't do. 

I'm scared. I'm very scared.