D-Wave is currently investigating the use of quantum computing in understanding protein folding. Mr. Hilton explains “if we could understand the structure of proteins we would know what drugs can interfere with their activity.” D-Wave is also developing algorithms that can detect cancer based on x-ray information.
Imagine doing an at-home scan using an ultrasonic device attached to a cell phone, uploading it to the cloud, having it analyzed and a diagnosis with a personalized treatment prescribed in a matter of minutes.
Faster, more accurate and more personal, we might even say higher quality healthcare provided without a physician or hospital. Now that is disruptive innovation.