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

By: John Breeden II
August 29, 2016

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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.