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12/14/2017 00:01 AM EST
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perl_geek
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perl_geek   12/15/2017 5:31:30 PM
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Watson's remark wasn't unreasonable at the time, given what it then cost to build  a computer, and the number of entities that spent enough on the sort of problems that the machines could solve. A market only exists if someone can afford the product and wants it badly enough to do so.  When the price comes down, the demand expands.

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sw guy   12/15/2017 6:13:14 AM
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Looks like I was wring when I assumed people knew the reference below:

 

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."

Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943

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Violoncelles   12/15/2017 4:08:25 AM
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It is also what one could say when ENIAC started to work in 1945 : the market was 1 computer.

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R_Colin_Johnson   12/14/2017 8:03:15 AM
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Yes, IBM Cloud has over 60 data centers worldwide, so IBM Q has quite a way to go to catch up. Also it remains to be seen how many applications can profit enough to take advantage of quantum computing. Potentially all, but the more likely scenario is that Big Data and spook-caliber cyptoghraphic apps will see the biggest benefit.

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See, M. Watson...
sw guy   12/14/2017 7:06:45 AM
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... this is what a world market for 5 computers looks like :-)

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