Race to Protect Against A Future With Quantum Computing

This article states that the worlds biggest technology companies are competing to protect themselves from the first quantum computer. In theory a quantum computer would be far more powerful than current day computers, being able to break most encryption algorithms we use to protect everything from governments to banks. While building quantum computers is still far from happening, China has become a leader in quantum encryption (encryption algorithms that are less susceptible to quantum computing because of their fundamental design) and the Chinese government has made different kinds of quantum research a priority.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/technology/quantum-encryption.html