Here’s a great explainer video as to why Microsoft is focusing its efforts on topological qubits.

“Our teams are combining theoretical insights with experimental breakthroughs to develop both the hardware and the software that will enable quantum computers to fundamentally transform the face of computing.””Our teams are combining theoretical insights with experimental breakthroughs to develop both the hardware and the software that will enable quantum computers to fundamentally transform the face of computing.”

In this episode, Seeker tackles the question that’s on everyone’s minds: what will it take to have quantum internet in our home?

Yes, Virginia, a quantum internet is in the works.

The U.S. Department of Energy recently rolled out a blueprint describing research goals and engineering barriers on the way to quantum internet.

The DOE’s latest blueprint for a quantum internet in the U.S. has four key milestones. The first is to make sure quantum information sent over current fiber optic cables is secure. Then to establish entangled networks across colleges or cities, then throughout states, and finally for the whole country.

Quantum computers are advancing at a breathtaking pace, but this progress may soon stall due to out of this world force — literally.

Cosmic rays streaming down to Earth could interfere with the integrity of the information in these quantum computers.

An MIT study has measured how much cosmic rays could interfere with quantum computers Quantum computers are advancing at an exciting pace, but unfortunately this progress may soon stall. Cosmic rays streaming down to Earth could interfere with the integrity of the information in these quantum computers, and now […]

In this video, Sabine Hossenfelder explains how public key cryptography works on the internet today, using RSA as example, what the risk is that quantum computers pose for internet security, what post-quantum cryptography is, how quantum key distribution works, and what quantum cryptography is.

Video contents:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:31 Public Key Cryptography
  • 2:43 Risk posed by Quantum Computers
  • 4:03 Post Quantum Cryptography
  • 5:31 Quantum Key Distribution
  • 10:25 Quantum Cryptography and Summary
  • 11:16 NordVPN Sponsor Message
  • 12:28 Thanks

You’ve likely noticed an uptick of content related to quantum computing over the last few months.

This article in Forbes sheds some light on why.

“We can have quantum impact right now,” says Krysta Svore, General Manager of Quantum Software at Microsoft. “Quantum-inspired solutions allow you to have improvements today,” she adds. Svore received her Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia and a B.A. in mathematics from Princeton, where she first encountered quantum computing in a seminar on cryptography and realized that “there is a different model of computation that could unlock solutions to problems that we couldn’t expect to unlock with classical computers.”

Quantum is coming. Get ready.