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quantum computing

Quantum computing  promises to transform information technology over the next few decades, as electronic computing reaches the limits of what is physically possible with conventional chips and circuitry.

The empirical observation called Moore's Law predicts that more and more transistors can be packed in microprocessors over time, meaning that computing power can continue to increase while chips continue to shrink in size. This implies that computers can perform a series of operations in...