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Internet Abuzz After Quantum Computing Lesson by Canadian PM Trudeau

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    The internet was abuzz with praise for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday after clips showing him schooling a reporter on quantum computing went viral.

    During a press briefing at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, a reporter opened his question by joking "I was was going to ask you about quantum computing" but then went on to ask the Prime Minister about Canada's fight against ISIS.

    To everyone's surprise, Trudeau decided to answer both, starting with his detailed definition of quantum computing.

    "Very simply, normal computers work by ...," he began before he was interrupted by the crowd's laughter and applause.

    "No, no, don't interrupt me, when you walk out of here you will know more — well no, some of you will know far less — about quantum computing."