Saturday, May 5, 2018

Nuclear Weapon of the 21st Century

Quantum Computing has been entertaining the minds of nerds in thick glasses since 1980. It all started when American physicist Paul Benioff and Russian mathematician Yuri Manin, instead of having ordinary dreams about money, power and sex, dreamt about something utterly boring. Particularly, they dreamt about a computer which would interpret both Yes and No as valid equal states.

Example — Trump is not an idiot and Trump is an idiot are both equally valid, according to Paul's and Yuri's computer.

As of today, development of Quantum Computers advanced far enough to realize the real dangers of having such a computer.


The D-Wave 2000Q Quantum Computer

Danger lies within the fact that Quantum Computer will Defeat Modern Cryptography. In plain English — power girds, nuclear power plants, blockchains, stock exchanges and your granny's secret Tinder account will be prone to be hacked once the race is over.

As of today, The US is losing, by far, to China in the Quantum Computing race.