Last January AlphaAtlas posted about IBM's first quantum computer, the Q System One. Now IBM is starting a new initiative that allows 'people' (whomever, apparently) to program and run experiments on IBM's quantum cloud system called The IBM Q Experience. If you're interested, give it a try and tell me what you think. It's not as complicated as it looks. On a scale of 1-to-10 I'd say it's less complicated than setting up a variable-cost shopping basket on Amazon Stores (but that's mostly because Amazon has never gone back through their documentation and removed all the old, redacted information). P.S. I've been pseudo-following this because I'm a member of a group of hobbyists that has been toying with creating a program that would optimize circuit layouts, but we're apparently years behind on this idea, since all the quantum geeks thought of the same idea the moment they first rationalized why you might need a quantum computer. If you think about it, though, all the variables that can be measured in creating a motherboard, or maybe a cell phone, variables such as component cost, component dependability, component temperature, efficiency, noise, circuit length, manufacturers, blah-blah-blah, it would be really cool to have a program that could intake all the variables needed at all the connecting points and then tell you, "This would be the best layout for the circuit, and this company would manufacture it the cheapest." These optimizations are what quantum computers are good at. P.P.S. This is IBM's video on quantum computing for WIRED's '5 Level's of Difficulty' series. And here's a mind numbing video on quantum mechanics. It won't help you, but if people ask you what you're doing, you can say, "Watch this," and using the probabilities of quantum spin I predict they will fuck right off.