Post-Quantum Cryptography?

Google recently announced their first implementation of “Post-Quantum Cryptography” for use in their Chrome Canary product. This marks their first released experimentation with post-quantum cryptography, and will be combined with standard Elliptic Curve Cryptography as a backup, in-case the technology is not quite up-to par. Their stated plan is to not create a standard, but to experiment with the technology, thus making it available in Chrome Canary, the developer edition. Their selection of the “New Hope” algorithm was made after it passed some of their criteria as an effective algorithm. This will only be enabled on certain Google domains and when used in conjunction with Google Chrome Canary.