America’s Spies Want to Speed Up IBM’s Quest for a Quantum Computer

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    DECEMBER 9, 2015
    BY MIKE MURPHY
    QUARTZ

    As we approach the physical limits of shrinking the components on computer chips, it’s getting harder to attain more computing power. But quantum computers—which rely on the strange properties of atom-sized logic gates—could have exponentially more power than even today’s most advanced supercomputers. These machines could be used to develop new drugs, crack codes, or potentially even create true artificial intelligence.

    IBM has been working on quantum computers for decades, and now it has the support of the US intelligence agencies. On Nov. 8, IBM announced that IARPA, the intelligence community’s research arm, had awarded the company a multi-year grant to continue its research into building quantum computers.

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    After quantum computing all crypto algorithms used today will be junk. The country that builds the best working, practical quantom computer will have the best intelligence capabilities. This is more important than the historic space race of early cold war times.
     
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