Timothy Ferris

Timothy Ferris is an emeritus professor at UC Berkeley and the author of a dozen books, among them Seeing in the Dark and Coming of Age in the Milky Way. He produced the Golden Record, an artifact of human music and other sounds of Earth launched aboard the twin Voyager interstellar spacecraft now exiting our solar system.

One of the machines used by Google to attain quantum supremacy—the ability to solve problems no conventional computer can handle.

Magnificent in Conception

Quantum computing promises to solve problems no conventional computer can handle. Now, if only the machines would cooperate.