Big Blue's quantum computer will get more than 1,000 qubits in three years, and the company expects machines with more than a million qubits after that.
The technology would help secure the network.
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That exponential pace of improvement is key to making quantum computers truly practical beyond today's research machines.
Practical use of these weird machines remains years away.
That's actually a lot given how expensive, finicky and complex quantum computers are.
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