Google wants to build a useful quantum computer by 2029

The Verge

One of Google’s cryostats, which keeps a quantum computer cold enough to reduce errors. Image: Google. Google is aiming to build a “useful, error-corrected quantum computer” by the end of the decade, the company explained in a blog post.

Google is working to build a commercial, error-corrected quantum computer by 2029


Google as part of its annual I/O developer conference this week announced a new Quantum AI campus in Santa Barbara, California, where the tech giant aims to build its own error-corrected quantum computer within the decade


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Finnish government eyes €1bn savings through digitisation

Computer Weekly

Finland’s public sector aims to save €1bn by 2029 as a result of digitising public services

Mastercard is phasing out magnetic stripes on its cards starting in 2024

The Verge

From 2029, no new Mastercard debit or credit cards will come with a magnetic stripe, and they’ll be gone completely by 2033. A card with an EMV chip and contactless, but not magnetic stripe. Image: Mastercard.

Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer in 2022

The Verge

Microsoft is promising to support this IE mode in Edge until through at least 2029. Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer next year, after more than 25 years.

Russian National Faces 9 Years in Prison for Cybercrimes

SecureWorld News

See you in 2029, Aleksei Burkov. Charged: Russian hacker running two cybercrime websites. When it came to cybercrime websites, Russian national Aleksei Burkov ran the gambit.

Facebook’s satellite internet team joins Amazon

The Verge

The company has said it expects to invest $10 billion to launch 3,236 satellites into low-earth orbit by 2029 with a similar aim of providing internet to “unserved and underserved communities around the world.” An artistic rendering of a satellite in orbit.

A ‘Gates tax’ on robots? ‘Email From the Future’ imagines a world without ultra-rich tech titans


By 2029, the floods, windstorms and wildfires get so bad that the younger generation organizes a Greta Thunberg-style general strike — which forces global leaders to see the light. “Email From the Future” lays out a scenario for the world in 2084.

Radio astronomers are looking to the future as satellite mega-constellations light up the sky


” If Beasley and his teammates stick to their hoped-for schedule, construction of the ngVLA could begin by 2026, with early scientific observations starting in 2029 and full scientific operations by 2035.

Is United’s green supersonic jet too good to be true?


The first of these flights is scheduled for 2026, and the company plans to start carrying passengers by 2029. United announced that it will buy 15 supersonic passenger planes from the aviation startup Boom.

United Airlines is buying 15 supersonic aircraft from Boom Supersonic

The Verge

If Boom’s Overture jets pass inspection, the plan is for them to be rolled out in 2025, fly in 2026, and expected to carry passengers by 2029. At 71 feet long, the XB-1 is a scaled-down version of the full production model that Boom hopes to have ready for passengers by 2029.

15 states will follow California’s push to electrify trucks and buses

The Verge

The state previously announced a rule in 2018 that says transit agencies must purchase all-electric buses starting in 2029. Image: Proterra.

Amazon schedules first Kuiper satellite launches for 2022 using ABL’s RS1 rocket


The FCC authorization requires Amazon to put half of its 3,236-satellite constellation into orbit by mid-2026, and the rest by 2029. An artist’s conception shows ABL Space Systems’ RS1 rocket launching a satellite for Amazon’s Project Kuiper constellation.

California makes zero-emission trucks and vans mandatory by 2045

The Verge

It’s the first rule of its kind in the United States, and it follows California’s 2018 decision to mandate that transit agencies purchase all-electric buses starting in 2029, as well as its long-standing Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program for passenger cars and trucks.

Boom Supersonic unveils its prototype for a commercial supersonic jet

The Verge

At 71 feet long, the XB-1 is a scaled-down version of the full production model that Boom hopes to have ready for passengers by 2029. Boom Supersonic , an aviation startup, unveiled today a full-scale demonstrator of a supersonic passenger jet that aims to be the next-generation Concorde. The XB-1 demonstrator won’t take flight until 2021, but Boom unveiled the prototype to a group of aviation and aerospace executives at Centennial Airport in Denver.

Further explanation and answers to 6 questions on the Newspaper Extinction Timeline after one million views

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Linfo: Le dernier journal français pourrait être imprimé en 2029. Zigonet: La fin de la presse écrite annoncée pour 2029. Well the Newspaper Extinction Timeline we launched a couple of weeks ago has certainly made an impression. Given the 50,000 views we've had on my blog alone, plus the extensive uptake by mainstream media around the world (a partial list at the bottom of this post) it's a pretty safe estimate that it has been seen over one million times so far.

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