Gigaom: Quantum computers will leave Moore’s Law far, far behind

"Classical computers are only as good as the number of transistors they have. According to Moore’s Law, that number doubles every two years.

That pace may soon slow, but there’s an alternative: quantum computing, which relies not on transistors but on particles to perform calculations much more quickly. Speaking at the Gigaom Structure Data conference Wednesday, D-Wave Systems president and CEO Vern Brownell said that many of the major computing breakthroughs over the next decade will be dedicated to quantum computing, and computers will improve much more rapidly than the world is used to seeing."

D-Wave CEO Vern Brownell spoke at the GigaOM Structure Data conference in NY. Read the article and watch his conversation with Gigaom's Stacy Higgenbotham here.