The Race to Develop the World’s Best Quantum Tech

  • January 9, 2019
    Illustration concept of United States and China working on quantum.
    Illustration: IEEE Spectrum

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    A few days before Christmas, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill into law that devotes more than US $1.2 billion to a national effort dedicated to quantum information science over the next 10 years. The National Quantum Initiative Act represents a bipartisan U.S. government push to keep up with China and other countries in developing technologies such as quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum communication—all of which have some potential to upset the balance of economic and military power in the world.

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