Quantum Computing & Its Concerns

BBC News recently posted an article talking about the quantum apocalypse and whether or not we should be scared. The majority of this article is talking about quantum computing and kind of touches on how far it’s gotten, but they basically are just saying that it is progressing and it is something that we should be concerned about because with great power comes great responsibility. I’m sure you’ve heard that before. So the concern is with quantum computing, once we figure out how to keep it cool and all that fun stuff. The concern is how it will affect digital safety, specifically encryption, because with the. Displayed amount of power and expected amount of power this quantum computing has, there’s a very high possibility our current forms of encryption to protect banks, protect files, all that stuff that uses encryption can be broken in seconds with this quantum computing. And if you think only the governments would have access to something like this, then you’re wrong. Because of the bad, guys will eventually get ahold of something like this as well. And you know, it’s not going to be good for us, good guys.

Now they also mentioned in the article that there is either the same company. I doubt it’s the same company, but either a company or something is working on an encryption algorithm or just, you know, some sort of encryption that they’re hoping will be quantum-proof. Just like, how are encryption, you know, there’s a point in which you can make it so encrypted it’s unbreakable with modern-day technology. And that’s something you’ll hear a lot with encryption is, oh, if you encrypt this with this algorithm and use, you know, strong passwords and all that that it would be unbreakable for, you know, hundreds of years or whatever with current technology. So the concern is with this new quantum computing is it would be so good it would destroy modern-day encryption as we know it. So hopefully, as quantum computing comes out, so does quantum-proof encryption as well.

So that’s all I have to say on this subject. So if you want to find out more, there should be a link somewhere on this page talking about or linking to the article talking about this.


Note: This post was written/transcribed from the audio that I recorded sharing my thoughts on the matter.