quantum computing

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quantum computing (uncountable)

  1. (computing) The use of quantum mechanical phenomena to transcend classical time complexity limitations in computing.
    Quantum computing has the potential to break many previously unbreakable forms of encryption.
    • 1997 February 18, George Johnson, quoting Seth Lloyd, “Quantum Theorists Trying to Surpass Digital Computing”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      “The N.S.A. would obviously prefer that quantum computing were not possible,” said Dr. Seth Lloyd, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “But if it does turn out to be possible, then they need to be prepared.”



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