A Quantum Wish

Quantum mechanical objects, such as single atoms, can behave as if they are in two or more places at once, even though they are really in a single quantum “state.” Quantum mechanics also allows for quantum entanglement: two or more atoms can be correlated no matter their distance apart. If you believe the quantum math (which hasn’t failed us yet), with each new particle you add to the system, you double the information stored. A quantum computer made up of just 50 perfect quantum bits (or qubits) processes 250 = 1,125,899,906,842,624 complex numbers at the same time.