Yeah, the tools are broken that’s well said. We were so gung ho in our process of moving from Analog to Digital computers over the past few generations that we forgot a lot of good stuff that used to be there… like making use of crosstalk in wires, using different statics for beneficial things, and the like.
I blame the Science educators for continuing the “Quantum Spookiness”, invoking the magical name of Einstein” – or always calling it “WEIRD” and “OOOH, thiiiiis doesn’t happen at your STARBUCKS, does it?”
It ENCOURAGES the hooey. Science educators have been encouraging these quantum spooky new age stuff for a long time now.
And like you, I don’t blame D-Wave and such for getting funding using the hooey too. People won’t fund big projects called “randomized” these days, but they’ll fund Quantum and “future of computing” and other magical grant words. I don’t blame them – it works – and maybe something good will come out of it.
I did grant writing for a BLISSFULLY short time… and you have to do smoke and mirrors with your words because the people WITH the money are _never_ as intelligent as you in your field. They just want to feel that they’re spending their money well, so you have to write the grants to do whatever it takes to secure funding with a smile.