Another term for quantum bit.
- Ions are arguably the leading candidate for use as qubits in a quantum computer.
- But if quantum theorists are correct, quantum bits, or qubits, will enable more efficient problem solving because a qubit can simultaneously encode both a zero and a one.
- But to perform the logic operations vital to a quantum computer, two qubits have to become entangled.
1990s: from quantum bit, with punning allusion to cubit.
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