Topic – Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
6) What do you understand by Quantum computers and explain how will it revolutionize computing?(250 words)
Why this question
The article discusses quantum computers and the advantages that it offers which is an important scientific development, yet in its nascent stage, that needs to be prepared.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to explain what quantum computers are, the principles based on which they function and highlight their potential and pitfalls.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Mention that today’s smartphones have the computing power of a military computer from 50 years ago that was the size of an entire room. However, even with the phenomenal strides we made in technology and classical computers since the onset of the computer revolution, there remain problems that classical computers just can’t solve. Many believe quantum computers are the answer.
Body – Explain what quantum computers are – Quantum computers are not intended to replace classical computers, they are expected to be a different tool we will use to solve complex problems that are beyond the capabilities of a classical computer. mention that when we enter the world of atomic and subatomic particles, things begin to behave in unexpected ways. In fact, these particles can exist in more than one state at a time. It’s this ability that quantum computers take advantage of. Discuss the concept of qubits and how quantum computers ensure faster speed. Discuss the applications and constraints ( in terms of developing the technology) of quantum computers.
Conclusion – Give your view on what it means to have an exponential rise in the power of computing.