With technology advancing faster and faster each year, it can be hard to keep up with everything. All we really stay on top of is when the latest iPhone is being released, and even then most of us can’t really tell you what makes it more special than the last one, except that it inevitably looks cooler. Thankfully though, Prime Minister Trudeau has our backs, and he’s making it a point to keep Canadians on the cutting edge of computer technology.
Trudeau was recently in Waterloo, Ontario to announce $50 million in funding for the Perimeter Institute for their continued work in fundamental physics research. While fielding questions, one reporter jokingly asked Trudeau to explain quantum computing, but when the Prime Minister actually responded with a wonderfully articulate and totally correct answer, the entire room was amazed by his advanced understanding.
Now, we probably shouldn’t be shocked that Trudeau, a former teacher, took an interest in the work that the government is now funding. After all, he should probably know what he (and all of us) is paying for. Sadly though, answers like these are not the norm. Many government officials would simply pass off the answer to a so-called expert to avoid saying something wrong. Trudeau owned it though. He was refreshing, smart, and charming. Oh, so very, very charming.