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Quantum computers are rapidly evolving and are on the edge of becoming useful for the first time. The theoretical limit of computational speed for quantum computers would put even small-scale quantum computers well ahead of any classical computer. With more researchers attempting to build their own, it has become a race to see who can create the first truly useful quantum computer. Once such computers become both useful and prevalent, massive advancements in many fields of science can be achieved, leading to a scientific revolution. Advances in quantum computing lead some researchers and consumers to question whether the technology can ever be adapted for a wide commercial market. Based on press releases, news sources, and recent research papers, this review surveys the possibility that the average consumer will able to use quantum computers for the first time. Information about upcoming projects, along with some conjecture, suggests that through cloud technology the average consumer may be able to use a quantum computer by 2030.