Schrödinger’s cat’s outta the bag.

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That confidence-inspiring little lock-icon in your browser — the one you see when you go shopping online, or when you wisely check your bank balance first — is something a quantum computer can break.

Quantum computers are quirky machines dreamt up by legendary physicist Richard Feynman in the 1980s, much like the digital computer you carry around in your pocket, or perhaps wear on your wrist, was once a theoretical curiosity in the 1930s. The question is: What makes quantum computers such a menace — as well as a boon?

Let’s step back for a…

Hatim Salih

Physicist. Entrepreneur. Coffee enthusiast.

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