The US National Security Agency is trying to develop a computer that could will break most encryption programmes and give the nation electronic control of the world.
According to the Washington Post, the information was found on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
It said that the NSA is trying to develop a so-called "quantum computer" that could be used to break encryption codes used to cover sensitive information. It will mean that US spooks could break into and control any computer it wanted. If a country, such as Germany was not doing what it was told by the glorious US Empire, the spooks could transfer the nation's bank accounts to Washington and kill off its economy.
Of course, the US would never do that, it is always the guy in the White Hat who saves the world just in time; it could never be a Dr Evil. After all the fact it was founded by terrorists and criminals who conspired with the countries sworn enemy to overthrow its lawful constitutional democracy has nothing to do with it.
Quantum computers are still in the developmental stage. On paper they can perform several calculations at once instead of in a single stream, could take years to develop, the newspaper said.
NSA is researching the technology as part of a $79.7 million research programme called "Penetrating Hard Targets," the newspaper said. Other, non-governmental researchers are also trying to develop quantum computers, and it is not clear whether the NSA program lags the private efforts or is ahead of them.