Much reporting in the media covers quantum computing applications and developments using flash and awe. Cracking encryption, detecting stealth aircraft, and “spooky action at a distance” are fun buzzwords and catchy phrases. The flashy headlines are just that — flashy. But what about the next, real, step? The firm, Strangeworks, has posted “7 Axioms” to achieving the next steps, their way. Take a look. Give it some thought. What is the next step? How does the budding quantum computing community make the bridge from flashy to reality?