“Our species has failed! There is no doubt in my mind that the human species has absolutely failed… seven billion people collectively living in a fucking fantasy world of make believe! 😀 A civilisation with serious mental health issues… INSANE!!!
Quantum Physics is not ‘the most successful scientific theory ever developed’… it’s a mental illness!
And only Trump could sign Quantum Mechanics into law!
Issued on: December 21, 2018
H.R. 6227, the “National Quantum Initiative Act,” which establishes a National Quantum Initiative Program to accelerate the development of quantum information science and its technology applications;
(I’m going back to the Amazon to drink Ayahuasca if ‘anyone’ is interested)
Either that or there is actually a strategic military plan to all this? I mean, in terms of America deceiving it’s rivals into aimlessly pursuing Quantum? (China)… … that and the fact once quantum physics is exposed as scientific fraud, the ENTIRE global power structure (monetary and energy) could potentially collapse… the way I see it is… pursuing Quantum could very well spell the end of our species!
The new National Quantum Initiative Act will give America a national master plan for advancing quantum technologies.
The news: The US president just signed into law a bill that commits the government to providing $1.2 billion to fund activities promoting quantum information science over an initial five-year period. The new law, which was signed just as a partial US government shutdown began, will provide a significant boost to research, and to efforts to develop a future quantum workforce in the country.
The background: Quantum computers leverage exotic phenomena from quantum physics to produce exponential leaps in computing power. The hope is that these machines will ultimately be able to outstrip even the most powerful classical supercomputers. Those same quantum phenomena can also be tapped to create highly secure communications networks and other advances.
China, which has been investing heavily in quantum technology, sees the field as an opportunity to leapfrog the US. The European Union has also launched a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) quantum master plan. America has a long history of investing in quantum science, but it’s lacked a comprehensive strategy for coordinating research efforts. The new legislation, which has strong bipartisan support in Congress, should help fix that.
The details: The act establishes a National Quantum Coordination Office that will be part of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. It also calls for the development of a multi-year strategic plan to help keep America at the forefront of the quantum revolution.
One important aim of the plan will be to create new research centers that bring together academics from different disciplines, such as computer science, physics, and engineering, to help conduct experiments and train future quantum researchers. It will also encourage large companies and startups to pool some of their knowledge and resources in joint research efforts with government institutes.
President Donald Trump signed a bill last week providing over a billion dollars in funding to quantum research.
After more than three decades of research and work, scientists and tech companies have finally begun to develop technology that operates based on the mathematics of fundamental particles. Though these devices are rudimentary today, they could eventually offer impressive new computing capabilities and even threaten present-day cybersecurity. The new law, called the National Quantum Initiative Act, allocates up to $1.2 billion in funding to keep American quantum information science competitive on the global scale.
Quantum mechanics is the set of rules by which fundamental particles like electrons interact with each other. Subatomic particles take on particle and wave properties simultaneously while they’re interacting—though they turn back into particles (or waves) once they’re observed. This means that they can enter superpositions, taking on multiple locations or identities at the same time; interfere, making some of these locations or identities more or less likely upon observation; and entangle, meaning multiple particles’ properties become correlated regardless of the distance between them. Quantum information science applies these rules to storing, transmitting, and computing with data, as well as making measurements.
Governments are interested in quantum research because a computer based on the fundamentals of quantum physics, called a quantum computer, could run an algorithm that factors numbers far more efficiently than a classical computer can. Such an algorithm would break the encryption that protects much of our data, and therefore would pose a national security threat. Quantum technology could even be useful in war, via the creation of state-of-the-art positioning systems. The technology may also have societal benefits—a quantum computer might one day beat a classical computer at simulating complex molecules for medical applications, for example.
The bill was one of two first introduced over the summer, and creates quantum infrastructure, including a National Quantum Coordination Office, a Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science, and a National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee. It includes directives and $80,000,000 per year in funding from 2019 to 2023 for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It directs the National Science Foundation to create “at least 2, but not more than 5, Multidisciplinary Centers for Quantum Research and Education,” each of which would receive $10,000,000 per year from 2019 to 2023. And it directs the Department of Energy to create “at least 2, but not more than 5, National Quantum Information Science Research Centers,” each of which would receive $25,000,000 per year during the same period.
It’s meant to serve as a coordinated effort to advance quantum science in the U.S., as the European Union and China have done. Some have pitched the race between other countries (especially China) and the United States to advance quantum technology as the next space race.
The bill highlights training scientists and a multidisciplinary approach—after all, the first quantum computers came about using the same biochemistry techniques employed by MRI machines. It mentions the Department of Defense only once, in an advisory role, despite the department funding early quantum computing efforts and concerns about the cybersecurity threats posed by quantum computing.
Despite promises, it’s still unclear as to when we’ll see real quantum applications that beat existing technology. And of course, nothing is happening so long as the government is shut down.
If there’s one thing U.S. politicians can almost unanimously agree on, it’s apparently the importance of quantum computing.
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 348-11 to pass the National Quantum Initiative Act, a bill designed to streamline and accelerate the nation’s quantum computing efforts. The bill had already received unanimous approval in the Senate, and its next stop is the desk of President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign the act into law.
If that happens, the U.S. will devote more than $1.2 billion to quantum computing research and development over the next five years.