Trustnet Magazine 78 November 2021 - Page 54

Quantum computing
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Quantum computing

Quantum computing is a theme that has yet to take off , but could prove to be a gamechanger for future generations . The most advanced computers currently use bits , which function like switches : they are either on or off , represented by a one or a zero . However , quantum computing uses qubits , which can be on and off at the same time , or somewhere between the two , increasing their computing power exponentially . This makes them perfect for analysing and modelling data . Numerous Baillie Gifford trusts – including Scottish Mortgage / 28 /
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