Well, how do you explain quantum computering to people who have problems with fractions? Also, the reporters likely can’t do much more than fractions themselves. Which you see in each and every science article.
You can speed up traditional chips up to a point. The quantum computers are a way around this. And then we will all have to learn different types of algorithms. But that is far into the future.
I recently did some cleanup in the attic and found all my books from university times. Relativistic quantum mechanics for instance. But I have forgotten almost everything I learned.
@npalardy: there is a bible belt in Canada? There goes my illusion that Canada is less religious than the southern neighbour.