U.S. Under Secretary for Science at the DoE Provides Overview of the U.S. on the Quantum Computing Stage

This op-ed from the Under Secretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy provides an executive summary of U.S. commercial, government and academic quantum computing efforts.  Worth the few moments to read it from the source.  Because Quantum is Coming.  Qubit.

This is the golden age of innovation

Excerpts and salient points ~

+  One critical area of innovation is in quantum information technologies. Late last month, Google announced it achieved Quantum Supremacy in computing. A team led by John Martinis from Google and the University of California, Santa Barbara, used a 53 qubit quantum computer to solve a mathematical problem in just three minutes that would take the fastest current computer 10,000 years to calculate. This small, profound step is the tip of the spear for a new technology.

The country called on us to invest in the future and we answered, with historic results for innovation. The Arrow of Time is pointing toward an exciting future.

+  This discovery is a critical turning point for quantum computing. It calls for us to continue our efforts in research & development across the federal science and technology enterprise. It calls for us to continue and expand our international collaborations in this field as well. Investment by the federal government, academia and industry into cutting edge innovation, in concert with the entrepreneurial culture of researchers and business, makes for a potent combination.

+  Just as the invention of the transistor led us to personal computers, this development starts us on the road for amazing jumps in technological innovation. The Department of Energy (DOE) is already looking to build quantum networks in Chicago in support of the National Quantum Initiative signed into law last year by President Trump.

Source:  THE HILL.  Paul Dabbar,  This is the golden age of innovation…

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