Quantum computers will win the next world war

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What would happen if an AI gained control of the US military’s nuclear stash and decided to preemptively win World War 3 before any perceived enemy nations could react? Fans of cinema from the 1980s may recognize that query as the plot to the classic science-fiction film “Wargames” starring a young Matthew Broderick. It was a great but terribly silly movie that paired nicely with popcorn and suspended disbelief. Nevertheless, the question it asked remains valid. [Note: Spoilers ahead because the movie is more than 30 years old] In the film, the AI is eventually stymied by Boolean logic after…

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