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.

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Journal Ethics and Information Technology
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The potential impact of quantum computers on society. (2017). The potential impact of quantum computers on society. Ethics and Information Technology, 19(4), 271–276.