Can you imagine? Batteries that last 10 years per charge. MRI scanners the size of smartphones. Medical sensors that diagnose disease with nothing more than just your breath sample.
By harnessing the nuances of the quantum world, we’re talking electrons and individual photons of light, the fundamental components of nature, we stand to explore and develop a new era of technology, unlike anything we’ve known as of yet. It’s only a matter of exerting proper science to get there.
Quantum tech is not only real but practical technology in 2020, but monetizable as well. It doesn’t hold much consumer interest yet, but businesses and governments are already gaining from it significantly.
Quantum Technology Application 2020:
Developing fast, powerful quantum computers have only one intent, it is to achieve so-called “quantum supremacy. This watershed achievement is more than successfully producing quantum computers that are “better” (faster, more powerful) than classical computers; the ultimate goal is to develop quantum computers that can solve very complex problems that are practically unsolvable for classical computers.
Strictly speaking, “quantum communication” is actually more like quantum-supported physical communication. The transmittance of information – be it raw data or video calls – still requires the usual physical connections, but the information can be packaged and secured using quantum methods.
The most prominent and viable technique within quantum communication is Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). This is a cryptographic method which exploits quantum phenomena like entanglement and indeterminacy to produce and send cryptographic keys securely.
Simulation for research and development
As a consequence of progress in quantum computing, there are now opportunities to run virtual simulations instead of physical research and experiments, in sectors like drug discovery, material production and manufacturing.