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The article says:
Taking advantage of the behaviour of quantum systems, such as existing in multiple different states at the same time, this radical form of computing is designed to process data in all of those states simultaneously, lending it a huge advantage over conventional computing.
The trouble is that no-one has yet been able to give me a good explanation of why it's an advantage.

Maybe it's true, and maybe it's not --- oh, bugger, I'm quantumming my thinking patterns, again!

But the tl;dr is that someone has brilliantly come up with a conventional program that will check every yes/no/dunno quantum state to ensure that it's correct (because half the time they're incorrect, which means that the whole thing is bollocks, but let's not go there, for now).

A corollary effect of this is that quantum "programs" will run slower than conventional programs -- but there's still no guarantee that all the bad states will be caught, so although it's slower, you can't trust its results.

It's safe to say that it needs work.

Whether or not it's worth working on is another matter. I would be nice if it were, but I have serious reservations.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!

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