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Quantum – More Than Just Computing

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+  Throughout history, there have been revolutionary technological innovations that have changed the way the world operates and quantum technology is set to be the next of these developments. While quantum computing is regularly discussed in the media, it is largely hogging the limelight – that’s right, the scope of quantum tech is far broader than just increasing computing power beyond anything that is currently available. With some of it very close to the market, it’s quite strange that we don’t hear about all the other elements of quantum technology that are soon going to change our lives.

Right now, there’s exciting work being done in quantum communication, which allows for infinitely more complex data encryption than what is currently available.

 

+  Quantum sensing is another incredible field of research and development that will take our ability to precisely measure electromagnetic waves, fields and forces so much further forward that it’s hard to comprehend the impact on scientific understanding.

Quantum imaging has the potential to revolutionise metrology in a number of fields, with applications in gas leak detection to non-invasive in vivo imaging in healthcare.  So, how far off into the distant future are these technologies of tomorrow?  Well, not too distant at all, in fact they’re already being commercialised.

+  Companies such as QLM Technology use a quantum gas imaging LIDAR to detect and monitor greenhouse gases. The photon-precise sensor allows organisations to effectively monitor and map the locations and flow rates of gas leaks with high-sensitivity imaging that shows plume shape and concentration.

Source:  UK Tech News.  Mark Baker,  Quantum – More Than Just Computing…

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