The Quantum Promise

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April 4, 2018 | Originally published by Date Line: April 4 on

One of today”s most promising emerging technologies is quantum computing. It’s so new, in fact, most people don”t yet understand how it can improve the government’s efficiency and national security. But it’s showing enough promise that the Trump administration’s latest budget request included funding for quantum computing as it relates to the U.S. exascale computing program.

To get a sense of what quantum computing offers, GCN spoke with Bob Sorenson, vice president of research and technology and chief analyst for quantum computing at Hyperion Research. Here’s a lightly edited transcript of that conversation.