As modern computers begin to reach the limit of their processing power, quantum computing has emerged as the potential to solve many different problems that require new technical solutions.
Thursday the US Department of Energy announced new developments in their pursuit of a new internet under President Donald J. Trump, one they believe will be safer, fast, better and provide more security to users over the next 10 years.
“The Quantum Internet is one of the most important frontiers of the 21st century – the Department of Energy will lead the way,” said Dan Brouillette, the Secretary of Energy.
This a massive undertaking that will cost a great deal of money. The Wall Street Journal reported, “The project will be funded by a portion of the $1.275 billion budget allocated as part of PresidentTrump’National Quantum Initiative, an effort to accelerate research and development in quantum information science, an area of study that includes quantum-based communication and quantum computing.”
From the Department of Energy documents, “This effort will require the cooperation of all Americans, and the Trump Administration is fostering an environment of bipartisanship in our Quantum Internet mission. The National Quantum Initiative Act, signed into law by President Trump in December 2018, commits the United States to maintaining and expanding its leadership in Quantum information science (QIS), as well as developing new Quantum capabilities.
Ultimately, America’s private sector will unleash the full potential of the Quantum Internet. Just as the American people did with today’s internet, through private sector investment and innovation came an entirely new economy. The Quantum Internet presents a next-generation public square for discussions and, once made widely available, can metamorphosize our entire way of life.
Human beings were born to create. The Quantum Internet will allow Americans to take their imagination and vision to unprecedented levels of creation that will expand human freedom, advance our national security, and increase economic prosperity. We could not be more excited to see what’s in store for the American people via the Quantum Internet.”
Read more about the blueprint here in my latest blog post:
— Paul Dabbar (@ScienceUnderSec) July 23, 2020
Paul Dabbar, Under Secretary for Science, wrote,”The Department of Energy (DOE) announced America’s Blueprint for the Quantum Internet. When developed with DOE’s National Labs and private sector partners, the Quantum Internet will offer a world of new possibilities and opportunities.
In February, I wrote in The Hill that under President Donald Trump’s leadership and spearheaded by DOE’s national labs, we are one step closer to a completely secure internet. The Quantum Internet will one day connect computers that can solve challenges of incredible complexity, enabling a faster flow of information and opening up entirely new areas of scientific research and economic development.”
The construction of the nation’s first Quantum Internet will open new possibilities in science, strengthen our national security, and open a world of opportunities in communications, innovation, and technology. pic.twitter.com/Slb6ORNSyf
— Dan Brouillette (@SecBrouillette) July 23, 2020
According to a press release, the Department of Energy said, “Our #NationalLabs, and private and public sectors will be crucial for making this blueprint a reality. Their work is already well underway.”
“Today, many scientific experts recognize that building and scaling quantum-protected and enhanced
communication networks are among the most important technological frontiers of the 21st century. The international research community perceives the construction of a first prototype global quantum network—the Quantum Internet—to be within reach over the next decade,” the Press Release said.
India is on board.
Opportunities in technology also include opportunities in the frontier technologies of 5G, Big data analytics, Quantum computing, Block-chain and Internet of things: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 22, 2020
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As I told the @WSJ, a quantum network, because of physics, is by definition completely secure.
This is critical for national security and the peace and prosperity of the American people.
— Paul Dabbar (@ScienceUnderSec) July 23, 2020
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