Whether in industry, commerce, or everyday life: we are surrounded by real time applications. They have different standards regarding acceptable delay and respond with different levels of urgency when the actual delay is longer.
Any disruption to a train timetable is annoying. For Deutsche Bahn and for its passengers. With the up-to-the-minute traveler information from its new forecasting machine, the company is saving its customers unnecessary waiting times. It’s a service that, from this year on, will go far beyond just long-distance travel.
Seth Lloyd designed the first viable blueprint for a quantum computer 25 years ago, setting off a technological revolution. After all, it is not impossible that at some point one may even decipher the Universe.