VIDEO – Canadian PM explains quantum computing, could Cameron?

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor

When a journalist half-asked Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to explain quantum computing, he probably didn’t expect an answer.

However, he was surprised when the young left-wing PM gave clear and concise answer to the question, during a press conference at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

He replied: “Very simply…normal computers work, either there’s power going through a wire or not—a one, or a zero. They’re binary systems,” said Trudeau, triggering a wave of surprised applause.

“What quantum states allow for is much more complex information to be encoded into a single bit…a quantum state can be much more complex than that, because as we know, things can be both particle and wave at the same time.”

Clever lad, but does he know the price of a pint of milk?

Watch video here

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