Quantum computing leap as Burnaby’s D-Wave breaks 1,000-qubit barrier

Part of me is really excited about this, but part of me is scared spitless about what an unethical government security agency could do with this sort of computing power. 

“Breaking the 1,000 qubit barrier marks the culmination of years of research and development by our scientists, engineers and manufacturing team,” D-Wave CEO Vern Brownell said in a statement.

“It is a critical step toward bringing the promise of quantum computing to bear on some of the most challenging technical, commercial, scientific, and national defense problems that organizations face.”