Computers using the laws of quantum mechanics could be used to increase computing power astronomically
Operating 100 million times faster than traditional machines, quantum computers could revolutionize genome modeling, weather forecasting and other processes. Such machines also could search immense databases instantaneously. But such enormous power also carries enormous risk. Quantum computers will be able to crack today’s encryption codes, making safety measures essential for generalized use. Meeting extreme cooling and EMI protection requirements are additional hurdles. Today, IBM’s quantum platform, a world first, is available via the cloud, and a Canadian company’s quantum processor is currently in use at a NASA research facility.