Traditional computers store data as bits, which represent either or “0” or “1.” In quantum computers, these bits are made from a quantum particle (such as an atom), which is known as a qubit. According to the physical laws that govern the quantum realm of atoms and their components, a qubit can represent a “0” and “1” simultaneously. It can also be tightly linked to the state of other quibits. As a result, each qubit can perform many operations at once – which could make quantum computers much more powerful than today’s machines.
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