Quantum computing is still a while off - we've got to get our heads around RPA, AI, VR, AR etc before we need to be counting qubits.

However many companies are well down the path both of technical research and business-use planning, and with commercial insurers constantly accused of not supporting clients enough with frontier risks, what understanding do brokers and carriers need to have?

At a simple level I compare it to crypto-currencies. Five years ago very few people had heard the term; now there is real discussion about the role of insurance throughout the crypto-currency eco-system.

Will quantum computing follow the same path? Is there any advantage for incumbent carriers or start-ups to be thinking about the insurance implications?