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SNH Keynote Speaker, Michio Kaku, Featured on "60 Minutes"

Heather Satterley
Posted by Heather Satterley on Dec 20, 2023 3:24:14 PM

In a recent episode of "60 Minutes," renowned physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku was featured in a segment that discussed the revolutionary field of quantum computing. As the author of "Quantum Supremacy," Kaku is at the forefront of a technological revolution that promises to redefine the boundaries of computation and problem-solving. His appearance on the show highlighted the immense potential of quantum computing and set the stage for his upcoming role as the keynote speaker at the 2024 Scaling New Heights Conference at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Florida, from June 16 – 19, 2024.

Quantum Supremacy: Redefining Boundaries

In the "60 Minutes" segment, Kaku discusses the revolutionary potential of quantum computing. He uses the analogy of a maze to illustrate the difference between classical and quantum computing and explains that a classical computer, like a mouse in a maze, would have to map every single turn (left or right) before finding the goal. In contrast, a quantum computer can scan all possible routes simultaneously. This capability demonstrates the immense power and efficiency of quantum computing over traditional methods. 


Kaku's book, titled "Quantum Supremacy," delves into the global race to develop a workable and operationally efficient quantum computer. He highlights the competitive landscape, noting that major players like China, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Honeywell are all vying to achieve this milestone. The significance of this race is profound, as the nation or company that succeeds in creating a functional quantum computer will have a considerable advantage in the world economy.

Listen to a recent The Woodard Report podcast episode where Joe Woodard and Randy Johnston discuss Kaku’s book.

Challenges and Potential of Quantum Computing

The segment underscores the challenges in developing a reliable, general-purpose quantum computer. Despite these challenges, advancements are being made, and the potential applications of quantum computing in various fields, including physics, chemistry, engineering, and medicine, are vast.

Kaku's insights in the video emphasize the transformative nature of quantum computing and its potential to solve complex problems currently beyond classical computers' reach. His perspective sheds light on the future of computing and the ongoing efforts to harness the power of quantum mechanics for practical and groundbreaking applications.

Dr. Kaku's Insights at Scaling New Heights 2024

As the accounting profession stands on the cusp of significant transformation, driven by technological advancements and changing market dynamics, Dr. Kaku's insights are more relevant than ever. His keynote on Sunday afternoon's main stage session promises to be a fusion of visionary ideas and practical wisdom.

The theme of this year’s conference is "Boldly Go!" and is a clarion call to accounting professionals. It urges them to embrace the future with courage and foresight, leading the profession and their clients into a new era. The landscape of accounting and finance is evolving rapidly, with AI, machine learning, and now quantum computing, reshaping how professionals approach data, analytics, and decision-making.


When Dr. Kaku takes the stage at the Scaling New Heights Conference, attendees can expect a journey through the realms of advanced physics and its practical implications for the world of finance and accounting. His keynote is set to inspire and challenge professionals to think beyond traditional boundaries, innovate, and lead with boldness.

The SNH Conference, under the leadership of CEO and host Joe Woodard, has always been a platform for groundbreaking ideas and transformative technologies. Dr. Kaku's presence at the conference underscores this commitment to excellence and innovation. His insights will undoubtedly empower attendees to navigate the complexities of the modern business world with confidence and vision.

Join the Journey this Summer

For those looking to stay ahead in the accounting profession, the SNH Conference is an event not to be missed. It's a chance to see how the future of technology intersects with accounting and to gain insights that will shape your approach to business. If you're ready to explore what's next in accounting and technology, consider joining us at the SNH Conference. It's an opportunity to grow, learn, and "Boldly Go" into the future of the accounting profession.

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