On Friday Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared at Canada’s world renowned Perimeter Institute.
He was asked by a reporter to explain quantum computing.
Trudeau who has labelled himself as a “geek” explained the concept with ease going on to say:
“Normal computers work, either there’s one power going through a wire or not.
It’s one or a zero, they’re binary systems. What quantum states allow for is much more complex information to be encoded into a single bit.”
The crowd was stunned into silence during his speech and the room burst into rapturous applause, laughter, and a standing ovation.
The PM later added: “Don’t get me going on this or we’ll be here all day. Trust me.”
Trudeau has put equality at the heart of his leadership: championing LGBT rights and feminism, appointing a diverse, expert-led gender-balanced cabinet, speaking out against homophobia, and making history by marching at Pride.