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.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: