NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An exhilarating tour of humanity’s next great technological achievement—quantum computing—which may supercharge artificial intelligence, solve some of humanity’s biggest problems, like global warming, world hunger, and incurable disease, and eventually illuminate the deepest mysteries of science, by the bestselling author of The God Equation. • “Expertly describes and rectifies common misconceptions about quantum computing.” —Science
“[Kaku’s] lucid prose and thought process make abundant sense of this technological turning point.” —The New York Times Book Review
The runaway success of the microchip processor may be reaching its end. Running up against the physical constraints of smaller and smaller sizes, traditional silicon chips are not likely to prove useful in solving humanity’s greatest challenges, from climate change, to global starvation, to incurable diseases. But the quantum computer, which harnesses the power and complexity of the atomic realm, already promises to be every bit as revolutionary as the transistor and microchip once were. Its unprecedented gains in computing power herald advancements that could change every aspect of our daily lives.