Quantum computing could lead to advances — but also national security threats

Cybersecurity experts recently gathered in New York to talk about how to defend against a technology that doesn’t yet exist. Quantum computing would usher in advances — and national security threats.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

U.S. national security officials are busy with everything from Russia’s war in Ukraine to China’s pervasive surveillance state. They also have to worry about threats that technically don’t even exist yet, things like quantum computers. NPR’s cybersecurity correspondent Jenna McLaughlin has our story.

JENNA MCLAUGHLIN, BYLINE: Quantum computing might sound a lot like fantasy. Listen to this ad for the new Marvel Ant-Man movie “Quantumania.”

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