Re: People should focus on the fundamentals first
This seems a common thread in science.
Scientists are single minded, never see the big picture, and are only interested in funding.
this is normally put forward by people who have no specialist knowledge in a particular area, but latch onto the summary of a outlying research paper.
University research tends to be pretty open to new ideas. Proving that quantum computing is not possible would almost as big a break through as proving it is.
I'm pretty sure there are many quantum computing researchers who are aware of the paper and are taken it into account and are more qualified to understand its applicability and ramifications.
Saying that when commercial concerns get involved there is a a tendency to downgrade any information which stops the pork barrel funding, so you need to differentiate between basic research and commercial application