Why Quantum Computing’s Time Is Now
Most technologists have some basic understanding of quantum computing. Quantum bits are represented by qubits, and information isn’t simply a zero or one, it can be both at the same time, representing much more information. A quantum effect known as entanglement linking two particles allows instantaneous communication.
Ultimately, quantum computing promises to be a disruptive technology with such dramatic speed improvements that real tractable solutions to hard problems could be solved in hours and days. These same problems would take hundreds of years to solve on our best supercomputers, known as a classical computer, by brute-forcing their way searching through all possible solutions.
If usable quantum computing was accessible, the field of cryptography would dramatically change, encryption codes could be broken quickly and perhaps crushing Blockchain technology. The fields of Chemistry, Medicine and Pharmacology would shift to the next level with this dramatic leap in computing power–perhaps providing real solutions to climate change, food production and drug discovery. ..Read More..