Canadian PM’s Impromptu Quantum Computing Lecture Is Gold

As if Justin Trudeau wasn't brilliant enough, his more-than-satisfactory lecture on quantum computing proves he's just the best.

Forget the incredible feminist talk or the charming smile. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has proven he is more than a pretty face.

Trudeau was addressing a press conference at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario on Friday when he impressed all those present with his understanding of quantum computing. 

A journalist asked him a sarcastic question about quantum computing, implying Trudeau would be unable to answer it. The response was more than he bargained for.

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"Very simply," he said to laughter and applause. "Normal computers work, either there's power going through a wire, or not. It's 1, or a 0, they're binary systems. What quantum states allow for is much more complex information to be encoded into a single bit."

After receiving applause and a standing ovation from the audience, Trudeau added, “Don’t get me going on this or we’ll be here all day. Trust me.”

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