Maybe it’s just me, but this story on Slashdot about Google developing quantum computing is making me nervous. Why? One word: Skynet.
I have an idea that the first real quantum computer will go "runaway" and develop into a true strong AI—the first sentient computer. It’s a science fictional notion, sure, but when they’ve essentially shown that a quantum computer can run without even being turned on—well, what’s science fiction these days?