The rate at which quantum computing is hitting the media stream is ever-increasing. This piece is a collection of recent articles and reports covering various aspects of quantum computing from the lens of government and policy. Mea Cubitt

BSC will coordinate Quantum Spain, the national quantum computing ecosystem | The project includes the construction and commissioning of the first quantum computer in southern Europe, which will be operational by the end of 2022 and will be installed at BSC.  Source: BSC.   BSC will coordinate Quantum Spain, the national quantum computing ecosystem…

Commercial and Military Applications and Timelines for Quantum Technology | This report provides an overview of the current state of quantum technology and its potential commercial and military applications. The author discusses each of the three major categories of quantum technology: quantum sensing, quantum communication, and quantum computing. He also considers the likely commercial outlook over the next few years, the major international players, and the potential national security implications of these emerging technologies. This report is based on a survey of the available academic literature, news reporting, and government-issued position papers.  Source: RAND CORPORATION.   Commercial and Military Applications and Timelines for Quantum Technology…

Quantum Computing | Bottom line: it’s still anyone’s guess regarding the timing of quantum computing. Current signals have some believing that the timeline to realization is accelerating, and Kai-Fu Lee indicates that some optimists see it happening in five to ten years – consistent with the views shared during that audience interaction I mentioned. Regardless of timeline, QC is just another example of a future innovation with massive implications.  Source: REIMAGINING THE FUTURE.   Quantum Computing…

New Tech Will Erode Nuclear Deterrence. The US Must Adapt | The old model of strategic nuclear deterrence is increasingly threatened by a new suite of military technologies, from hypersonic missiles and advanced missile defenses to non-kinetic cyberattacks. Individually, these technologies are potent. But together, they will revolutionize the way that great powers deter and conduct war. To avoid falling behind, the United States must hedge against disruptive capabilities by modernizing its existing nuclear arsenal and undertaking a systematic review of strategic capabilities for the 2030s. This vision for the future balance of strategic forces should then enable defense and diplomatic officials to determine investment priorities accordingly and decide when and how to engage Russia and China to avoid strategic instability in this new era.  Source: Defense One.   New Tech Will Erode Nuclear Deterrence. The US Must Adapt…

The United States and United Kingdom Issue Joint Statement to Enhance Cooperation on Quantum Information Science and Technology | The United States (U.S.) and the United Kingdom (U.K.) issued a joint statement of intent to enhance cooperation on quantum information science and technology – a move that aims to boost collaboration to help realize the full potential of quantum technologies and deepen ties between the United States and the United Kingdom. Jointly signed by U.S. Presidential Science Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology, Dr. Eric Lander, and the U.K. Science Minister, George Freeman, the quantum cooperation statement articulates a shared vision to promote collaborative research efforts, enhance training opportunities for scientists and engineers, and grow the market for quantum technologies.  Source: QED-C. QED-C  The United States and United Kingdom Issue Joint Statement to Enhance Cooperation on Quantum Information Science and Technology…

QED-C Goes Public with the Quantum Marketplace | The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), managed by SRI International, has launched a publicly available Quantum Marketplace that highlights providers of quantum technology and services and connects them with customers and partners. The Marketplace aims to help those with quantum-related technology needs to find suppliers, customers and partners. Since launching early this year for QED-C members, the marketplace has already made connections across the quantum industry.  Source: yahoo!finance (QED-C).   QED-C Goes Public with the Quantum Marketplace…

Grants for Integrated Photonics, Quantum Wrapper Networking | UC Davis electrical and computer engineering (ECE) distinguished professor Ben Yoo recently won three grants related to his research into integrated photonics and a fourth related to quantum wrapper networking, which should bring us closer to a quantum Internet.  Source: UC DAVIS.   Grants for Integrated Photonics, Quantum Wrapper Networking…

To avoid virtual anarchy, we must move cautiously and fix things | Zuckerberg wants to usher us into the metaverse – the next virtual chamber of pleasures and horrors. Proceed with caution, as the stakes are increasing as each new wave of technology subsumes more and more of our lives with no apparent sense of order or user control.  Source: msn | news (THE HILL).   To avoid virtual anarchy, we must move cautiously and fix things…

How quantum computing can help tackle climate change | Quantum computing is a new revolutionary computational technology that will have a massive impact on everything from creating new materials to discovering new pharmaceutical drugs, but nowhere will its impact be more important than in combatting climate change. From carbon sequestration to electrolysis of water and the invention of new batteries, quantum computing has the potential to harness nature in our campaign to halt and then reverse climate change.  Source: riverlane.   How quantum computing can help tackle climate change…

Quantum Computing’s Sputnik Moment | General Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently expressed grave concern about China’s reported test of a hypersonic missile: “I don’t know if it’s quite a Sputnik moment, but I think it’s very close to that. It has all of our attention.” Maybe it should be, but General Milley may have missed the real 21st-century version of a Sputnik moment: China has claimed huge breakthroughs in quantum computing.   Source: The Health Care Blog.   Quantum Computing’s Sputnik Moment…