quantum computing is for real?

I’ve read – we’ve all read – the hype about how quantum computing would change the landscape of technology, how it would enable the solution of a whole new class of problems, how it would render digital cryptography as we know it obsolete, yadda yadda yadda.

Yesterday, a company based in Vancouver demonstrated a quantum computer. This could potentially change the landscape of digital privacy as we know it. If the NSA doesn’t already have one, they will have one soon; and then they’ll have dozens.

Jeez. I have to think about this for a while.

(Update: this turned out to be bullshit.)

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