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Quantum computing’s future is almost semi-here—are we ready for it?
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Quantum computing’s future is almost semi-here—are we ready for it?

Enlarge / The future of computing is... a big metal tank? If it turns out there's just a guy with a laptop in there doing Google searches, I'm going to be very disappointed. John TimmerYORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY—I'm in a room with one possible future for computing. The computer itself is completely unimposing, looking like a…

Quantum trick lets one particle send messages two ways at once
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Quantum trick lets one particle send messages two ways at once

Quantum communications could also send secret messagesRoger Ressmeyer/Corbis/VCG/Getty By Anil Ananthaswamy In the quantum world, particles behave as if they are in two places at once. It turns out this bizarre property allows two people to send each other one bit of information using a single particle – something that is impossible with classical communications.…

Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead
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Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

Quantum computing -- with its ability to calculate and solve algorithms in parallel, at speeds far faster than conventional computers -- promises to revolutionize fields from chemistry and logistics to finance and physics. The thing is, while quantum computing is a technology for the world of tomorrow, it hasn't yet advanced far enough for anyone…