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Quantum mechanics remains one of the most robust and puzzling fields of science. It is now set to make the first fundamental change in computing since Alan Turing’s code-breaking efforts in World War II. The strange nature of qubits requires a new approach to programming and algorithms. Yet the true potential of quantum computing will only be clear once the “Entangled Web” becomes as ordinary a miracle as the smartphone in your pocket.
About the Author
Davide Castelvecchi is a senior reporter for Nature. He trained as a mathematician, received a doctorate from Stanford University and did post-doctoral work at the University of Paris-Sud at Orsay.
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