NextGov Emerging Technology Column: What the heck is a Quantum Computer?

By: John Breeden II
August 29, 2016


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.