Article: The potential impact of quantum computers on society
de Wolf, R. (2017). The potential impact of quantum computers on society. Ethics and Information Technology, 19 (4), 271-276.
This paper considers the potential impact that the nascent technology of quantum computing may have on society. It focuses on three areas: cryptography, optimization, and simulation of quantum systems. We will also discuss some ethical aspects of these developments, and ways to mitigate the risks.