It is easy to think of science fiction shows like Star Trek when the words ‘quantum’ and ‘computing’ are spoken. It doesn’t make the concept sound any less complex when you learn quantum computing executes calculations very quickly by harnessing the collective properties of superposition, interference, and entanglement. Thankfully, most of us don’t need to be concerned with the granular details. We only need to know that quantum computing means faster access to data and more secure networking.
With every document we save, link we click, and photograph we snap, we are the constant creators and consumers of data. According to Bernard Marr, humans produce at least 2.5 exabytes of data every day (the equivalent of 250,000 Libraries of Congress).