The advent of the next generation of computing power, though not yet fully harnessed, creates some very real implications for the non-computer scientists that may be interesting.

  • How might quantum computing (QC) enable data security for financial and other institutions?
  • How will QC become a threat to data privacy and integrity via more powerful hacking capability?
  • Does QC ultimately empower or threaten blockchain and crypto?
  • How can we leverage QC to build more informed, realistic risk scenarios?

From the article...

"The recent Google paper illustrates the point. They used a device with 53 qubits (the quantum analogues of a classical computer’s bits), and they report that it took just minutes to perform quantum computations that would take today’s most powerful supercomputers thousands of years. Assuming it’s true, this is a remarkable achievement in experimental physics and a testament to the brisk pace of progress in quantum computing hardware; I offer my hearty congratulations to everyone involved."