Explain quantum computing in simple terms

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Quantum computing is a new way of building computers that uses the strange rules of quantum mechanics. In regular computers, data is stored in bits that can be either a 1 or a 0. But in a quantum computer, data is stored in quantum bits, or qubits, which can be both 1 and 0 at the same time.

This ability to be in multiple states at once allows quantum computers to perform certain tasks much faster than traditional computers. For example, they can factor large numbers, search large databases, and simulate complex chemical reactions much more quickly than traditional computers.

Quantum computers are still in the early stages of development, but they have the potential to revolutionize fields like cryptography, drug discovery, and artificial intelligence.