July 18, 2024



Multiple governments around the world have secretly agreed to restrict the export of quantum computers

PC Gamer

By Nick Evanson

July 8, 2024

It seems that “secret international discussions” have led to an export ban for quantum computers of a certain level of power, despite scientists around the world being unable to actually explain why.

Quantum computers might seem to be a work of science fiction, but they do exist and are used by academic institutions and computing businesses around the world. Even though they’re very limited in capability right now, it hasn’t stopped multiple governments from secretly agreeing to limit the export of them to other countries, leaving computer scientists puzzled over the logic behind the decision.

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