In the official release, Microsoft confirmed its plans to begin developing its own quantum computer. For this purpose, special research groups are created – Microsoft AI and Research Group. Currently, developers from the created groups have already begun work on the hardware and software of the project. The use of quantum computers will allow a thousand-fold increase in the speed of computing processes. The principle of quantum computers is based on the use of quantum bits (qubits), which can simultaneously represent 0 and 1. In modern traditional computers, bits can only be in one state. Microsoft representatives hope that new technologies using quantum computers will have a significant impact on providing effective encryption, creating securely protected communication lines and ensuring the further development of cryptography. At Microsoft, Todd Holmdahl will lead work on quantum computers, on whose account there are already successful projects to create Kinect controllers, HoloLens mixed reality glasses, and, of course, Xbox. The project manager is sure that it is the Microsoft developers who are capable of making a technological breakthrough in creating platforms using quantum technologies. About the timing of the project to create the first topological qubit, Todd Kholmdal jokingly noted that the issue would be resolved before his retirement (now Todd is 52 years old). Kholmdal also noted that in working on projects that can change the future, it is necessary to take risks, and his team is ready for this.