Quantum computing

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Quantum computers can process vastly more information, faster, compared with conventional (binary) computers.

Quantum computers are framed around qubits, rather than the bits which are the basis of conventional computers.

Quantum computing is based on two key attributes of quantum systems:

  1. Superposition
  2. Entanglement

Among other applications, quantum computing has the potential to break existing encryption systems, such as RSA encryption, but also to create more secure encryption systems.

See also