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Investing in quantum computers

  1. Sep 29, 2007 #1
    Does anyone know what companies I can/should buy stock in if I want to invest in quantum computers?
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  3. Sep 30, 2007 #2


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    In order to buy stock, the company has to be public and offering shares for sale. If you are very wealthy you could "invest" in a company like D-Wave in Canada that claims to be building one. As far as I know D-Wave is still private and has not had an IPO.

    Here is a rather humourus artcle about it.


    And a more serious one about their recent progress.

  4. Dec 31, 2009 #3
    Any updates in the past couple years? Are there any publicly traded companies that are developing quantum computer hardware or software besides the giants like Google?
  5. Jan 5, 2010 #4
    Although the theoretical potential is intriguing, the reality is that the vast majority of computing requirements simply do not need that kind of power. And at that, quantum computing has a long, long way to go to even catch up with normal computers, which, aren't exactly waiting to be caught up to.
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