Strategic U.S. Policy and Quantum Science: Time to Prepare. The Heritage Foundation has presented a primer for U.S. national security policymakers. Whether in policy or technology, the piece is an excellent synopsis, in simple terms, on the current status of quantum computing.
From the report and primer, “Many of the largest promises of quantum science remain elusive and may ultimately prove unobtainable in the near- to mid-term. Nevertheless, recent advancements indicate that our core understanding of quantum mechanics and our ability to apply these theories to new technological innovations is expanding—as are those of our global competitors. This expansion provokes legitimate hopes and concerns about the United States’ ability to secure its people and its interests. Policymakers would be wise, then, to develop their understanding of these technologies and of their implications, as well as to take actions that encourage the nation’s capacity to secure its people and interests as it runs the quantum science race.”