Quantum computing technologies are advancing, and the class of addressable problems is expanding. Together with the emergence of new ventures and government-sponsored partnerships, these trends will help to lower the barrier for adoption of new technology and provide stability in an uncertain market. Until then, quantum computing presents an exciting testbed for different strategies in an emerging market.
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MacQuarrie, E.R., Simon, C., Simmons, S. et al. The emerging commercial landscape of quantum computing. Nat Rev Phys 2, 596–598 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42254-020-00247-5