Quantum computing is a fascinating, complex, highly technical, sometimes daunting to conceptualize technological breakthrough and driver of the future marketplace. So yes, the promise of quantum computing will happen and is happening. The question is how quantum will have an impact during a growth phase in which the capital expenditure capabilities and strategic concerns are driven more by governmental, governmental agency’s and, in our current climate, non-state actors’ (loosely tethered to nation-states for plausible deniability) ability to deploy adversarial methods only possible with next-generation quantum computational power.
A team in France recently cracked the most complex encryption algorithm to date, taking 35 million compute hours to break even though the key was only one-third of the length of most commercial encryption keys. The longest encryption was previously 232 digits, and the French scientists beat this record by