Quantum computing is still coming of age, but its growing up fast. So quickly that NIST is worried that quantum computers will be able to hack government encryption like a hot knife through butter, and is scrambling to develop quantum-resistant protection.
Which brings up the next logical question: What the heck is a quantum computer? This week TWB author John Breeden II attempts to explain the weird, quirky and physics-defying world that makes up this fascinating new science.
Read all about what the future of computing might hold in NextGov’s latest emerging technology column.