The trend of Quantum Computing is a computing paradigm that utilizes quantum technology to reach unprecedented levels of processing power millions of times faster than existing supercomputers. The trend of Quantum Computing includes related fields like quantum communication and the quantum internet.
Over the past 2 years, the trend of Quantum Computing has steadily advanced, with processors calculating with more qubits (the quantum equivalent of bits) than ever before, at lower rates of error and at decreasing cost. In almost a race, companies like IBM and Google have publicly announced quantum roadmaps to reach 1 million qubits by 2030, a number many experts say is necessary for most commercial purposes like supply chain-related operations.
The ability to analyze and potentially optimize operations on a large scale instantaneously, as well as provide unhackable information communication, makes the Quantum Computing trend moderately impactful to logistics. The technology is too nascent for practical commercial use in supply chains at scale, but commercial interest is growing and technological milestones are continually being achieved.