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There have been recent suggestions that the UK government is underinvesting in new microchip technology compared to the EU or US. But what if they've had a better idea, and are instead backing something that could finish off microprocessors as surely as steam ships left sailing clippers in their wake?

The sector in question is quantum technology, where research suggests a revolution in computer speeds is now attainable.

But is the UK's early investment in the technology of £2.5bn over the next decade - more than the US - enough to ensure it reaps the rewards?

Newsnight’s Science and Technology Correspondent Kate Lamble reports.

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