post-quantum computing in GnuPG

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Wed Apr 2 08:50:19 CEST 2014

> Or someone builds a working quantum computer with many bits and
> demonstrate a working decryption of RSA-2048 in a few seconds. :-)

Well, you'd need 4096 qubits in the ensemble, representing a state space
of something like 10^1233 (not a typo).

At that point I'm going to just give up and offer my services to our new
Space Overlords from Zarbnulax Prime.  Maybe if I help round up pesky
humans they'll give me a ride in their FTL spaceships!


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