Researchers at top university and corporate labs around the world are in a furious race to create the first practical, usable quantum computer. Quantum computers — which use quantum bits, or qubits — are capable of running computations impossible for existing technology. It promises to open up new possibilities in areas like medical research, artificial intelligence, and security.
Oh, and they would also easily crack current encryption algorithms.
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