Quantum Inf Process (2011) 10:719–720 DOI 10.1007/s11128-011-0305-3 FORWARD Ron Folman Received: 26 August 2011 / Published online: 21 September 2011 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 Dear friends, When Howard Brandt approached me and suggested that I act as guest editor for a special issue on quantum computing, I hesitated. Beyond the usual lack of time, I hesitated since it does not seem that we are close to a working device with significant capabilities, at least yet. Nevertheless, I eventually agreed as I felt it would be helpful to review the state-of-the-art at the beginning of the twentyﬁrst century and to take a broad view of the existing roadmaps. In addition, I have no doubt that in the process of working towards the quantum computer we are gaining new insight into theoretical and experimental physics and this too makes such a special issue attractive. Quantum computing has always fascinated me for reasons far beyond the impres- sive technological ability to achieve complex quantum preparation, manipulation and measurement. My interest also lies beyond the rewards of quantum computing as they may present themselves in quantum algorithms that have been or will be constructed. The appreciation I have for the ﬁeld
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