Why is quantum technology taking form and yet grasped through analogies? What drives the bigger themes in its evolution? Which directions have relevance for the near future? What is the source of its power and what it rests on? Which are its real achievements and which are flashes in the pan? Is it really revolutionary or a gimmick to sell snake oil or at least redirect attention to its magic through layering popular perceptions of it? Answers would save time and energy spent learning and financial investment in almost everything to do with the quantum information science.
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