Computers, it was reported in 2020, quantum simulated a simple
John Pople and and Walter Kohn were awarded the Nobel for
contributions and developing the use of computers to understand
chemical structures with quantum mechanical concepts. (1998)
To my knowledge little has been described about the impact of
the chemical enterprise.
Sure, we can order chemicals using computers, manage
accounting and monitor reactions by computers, but in many
realms from politics to social physics to organizational behavior
to raw economics, surveillance capitalism is dominating
21st century life.
It is commodification of personal data. The
extension to chemistry where data is compiled and analyzed
with computers is only a matter of time to find applications.