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Story 100 – 2040 – Innovation Megatrends Processes

Third generation quantum computers

When the near future arrives in the present

Quantum computers are bringing us ever closer to the near future with their simulations and forecasts. Real-time data is crucial. If this data is available in high quality and large quantities, we can view many things in an incredible new way.

Approximately 20 years ago, in 2020, the importance of the first quantum computers was recognized because they could calculate the possible simulation of the near future from real-time data in the shortest possible time, whether it was the control and thus optimization of traffic jams or the now possible daily evening prognosis of a person's state of health, based on real-time data from the past.

The decisive insight at that time was that this would open up completely new possibilities for action. The future literally began to move closer to the present. Software in quantum computers predicted the near future and people as well as processes adapted accordingly and could thus optimize situations in advance.

And what is the present status in the year 2040? The decisive factor for the enormous progress of computer technology is above all the amount of data. It has to be available to satisfy third-generation quantum computers in order to obtain a completely new quality of answers and predictions. Enormous amounts of data provide better forecasts for the near future.

This is why the initially hesitant "Internet of Things" developed quite rapidly after 2020 as pervasive computing. In the beginning, IoT was just a nice gimmick and a foretaste of what today is called "ambient intelligence". Meanwhile, almost everything that might be relevant is connected to various large computing networks via sensors, biochips or network connections and permanently delivers real-time data. Even plants that are part of the large data network via biochips or animals in the wild are data providers. The large quantum computer data centers evaluate endless amounts of data and continuously improve their predictions or results of scientific inquiries from universities and companies. This rapid change in the 2030s to 2040s has also given science and, as a result, industry a tremendous boost, allowing many new technologies to emerge. And as a result, artificial intelligence was able to really unfold.

The absolutely novel quality of responses and predictions generated by the third generation of quantum computers depends on enormous amounts of data. They are decisive for the progress of technology.

Networks and sensors as well as the creation of the entire infrastructure for these data caused an entire industry to boom without end in the 2030s. Special copper alloys were needed to integrate nano-sensors into the networks under various climatic and environmental conditions. Between 2020 and the end of 2030, copper consumption had doubled.