Quantum computing for normals

03.05.2019 - By Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

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We’re taking a break from politics and the culture wars to get into some weird science: quantum computing. It’s not super easy to explain, but going quantum allows computers to operate by a totally different set of rules that could change some major things, like national security and medical breakthroughs. President Donald Trump recently signed the National Quantum Initiative Act, calling for a $1.2 billion investment in quantum computing. What’s that mean for Big Tech, the economy or the regular consumer? UC Berkeley’s Steven Weber breaks it down.
Links from today’s show: Both studies about who’s really paying tariffs and The New York Times Magazine story about mondegreens.
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