While most of the world has just about got to grips with basic computing, D-Wave cofounder Eric Ladizinsky is trying to get to grips with quantum computing.

"I'm very concerned about the future," he tells the audience at WIRED2014 in London. "We are putting enormous strains on our environments." Quantum computing is the the next thing that will be able to change this, he believes. Discovering new ways of harnessing nature has, throughout history, always led to radical developments in our capabilities as humans. And Ladizinsky thinks the next biggest revolution will be in quantum computing.

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