Ron Wilson, Intel FPGA
Every now and then we see a flurry of news about quantum computing. But one recent piece rather focused the mind: a company claimed to have an encryption algorithm you will soon need, when quantum computers render today’s encryption algorithms useless.
Now to the skeptic, such a claim raises questions. Right away there is curiosity. What is quantum computing? Is it real? If so, how does it work? And what does it have to do with cryptography? Then there are more personal questions. Is quantum computing going to force me to change my design practices? Am I going to have to learn this stuff?
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