From RealClearPolicy:

Chinese researchers say they have successfully developed a quantum computer that is one million more times powerful than the closest competitor, Google’s Sycamore system.

The Chinese physicists say the Jiuzhang 2 computer can calculate in one millisecond a task that would take the world’s fastest conventional computer 30 trillion years. Former U.S. cybersecurity chief Miles Taylor and Daria Bahrami of the Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats at the R Street Institute write in Fortune, “Beijing’s progress has worried security experts, especially those who believe we are inching closer to a cryptography ‘apocalypse,’ when sophisticated quantum computers could be used to decrypt U.S. data, from emails and financial records to state secrets.”

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