I work at the intersection of new technologies and public policy -- assessing the risks/benefits, exploring governance options, examining public perceptions, and improving communication strategies.
What exactly is a quantum computer and, if you had access to one, what would you do with it? Crack cryptographic systems? Optimize traffic routing in cities? Build better search engines? Design super-efficient batteries? Vastly improve climate models? The benefits of quantum computers, like most advanced technologies, will depend on who controls them and for what purpose.