National-security experts and politicians have a message for America: A significant portion of the sensitive data we have today is going to be cracked by foreign powers in the not-too-distant future, and there is nothing anyone can do about it. So says Christopher Mims, reporting for the Wall Street Journal. The danger comes from an ultra-powerful and still-experimental technology called QUANTUM COMPUTING—which leverages the quantum properties of atoms to quickly compute problems that no conventional computer could crack. China has already launched the equivalent of a MANHATTAN PROJECT in quantum, spending up to fifteen times more annually than the United States on research and development. As an investor, especially one that is in or near retirement, it is important for you to know how technology could affect the economy and the markets in a sweeping way, and how to protect your wealth the smart way. MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!!