It seems as if D-Wave might actually have built and sold a few quantum computers. Google has one, as does Lockheed.
Did you read that correctly? A private company built what appears to be a quantum computer and two other private companies have bought it.
Oh, and at least one of those private companies is letting a public university do research with it (which is the crux of the article linked above; USC doing research on Lockheed’s D-Wave machine to show that said machine is not a “simulated annealing” impostor). So…let’s talk about who should or needs to be funding fundamental research…