How Will Quantum Computing Affect Science and Technology?

Alexander Furmston · 15 July 2021

How Will Quantum Computing Affect Science and Technology?

In an ever-changing world, quantum computers are one of a number of new technologies which have the potential to change our digital world and it’s clear we need to be ready for the changes they will bring.

This paper explores the potential impacts of quantum computers on various areas of science and technology, including on cyber security, big data, engineering, and medicine. We also touch on the potential limitations of new quantum computing technologies.

Alex Furmston, the researcher responsible for producing this paper, says, “This research highlights the fact that quantum computers are an increasing threat to the status quo, especially in science and technology. I’m proud to contribute to the Institute for Digital Advancement’s mission to ensure we identify and address any undersirable impacts of new and emerging technologies.”

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