Design Con 2015
Breaking News
News & Analysis

Russia Pioneering Quantum Technologies

7/22/2013 03:20 PM EDT
9 comments
NO RATINGS
1 saves
More Related Links
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
R_Colin_Johnson
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Quantum Computing and Politics
R_Colin_Johnson   4/7/2014 6:48:31 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, the military is gung ho on quantum, but don't forget that NASA and Google are collaborating on a D-Wave powered Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, which should produce some very interesting results for us civilians.

SpasaBiops
User Rank
Rookie
Quantum Computing and Politics
SpasaBiops   4/7/2014 4:29:20 PM
NO RATINGS

As usual "Quantum Computing" is now a military endeavor.  As per the Lockheed-Martin F-35...1st subject that comes up is always "encryption." Whoever gets it right first, and D-WAVE may have....the military secrets of most other nations will or   most probably already have been compromised....if quantum proves that all possible/probable realities must exist at the same time...then you have quantum leaping...time travel...all possible realities will make the theory of time and freewill decision provable....and understandable to humans.....I am already designing a Reality Matrix Travel Agency.....(in theory).....want to Hitch-Hike the Universe...or become "Space Warlord."......????....Us "Science Fiction Writers" draw the maps, now the scientists can build the Toys!!!

selinz
User Rank
Manager
Re: Quantum Russia
selinz   7/27/2013 5:36:10 PM
NO RATINGS
Russia certainly has a history of working independantly on the same stuff as we do, particularly in the area of really big things (space) and really small things (particles). This is a good thing for us, since they are not doing this in a vacuum (no pun intended). We will ultimately beneift from their work.

zhgreader
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Quantum Russia
zhgreader   7/24/2013 4:11:34 AM
NO RATINGS
quit beyond me.

wish their sucess.

it was reported that Fudan university make also this rearch and get some exiting results.

LarryM99
User Rank
CEO
Re: Quantum Russia
LarryM99   7/23/2013 4:10:16 PM
NO RATINGS
If we are keeping score, it seems like Europe is currently in the lead on research in this field due to the Large Hadron Supercollider. Why do we assume that the US is the horse to beat in the race?

Ideally Russia would contribute to the international research efforts that are going on in this field and publishing results rather than duplicating effort. Each country or company can do what they will with the results of the basic research, but that basic research itself is getting too expensive for any individual country to handle by itself.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Quantum Russia
Max The Magnificent   7/23/2013 8:59:28 AM
NO RATINGS
When I first heard about Quantum computing I was really excited by the idea -- but the years went by -- now I think decades have passed -- and what have we got?

All I can say is that I'm not holding my breath. Hopefully the Russians will have more suggess with thsi than they (and we) have had with Fusion reactors :-)

R_Colin_Johnson
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Quantum Russia
R_Colin_Johnson   7/23/2013 7:45:01 AM
NO RATINGS
The RQC seems to be more interested in joining the international scientific and engineering community than "getting ahead" of the U.S., in contrast to the Chinese who admit to wanting to pass the U.S. (which they already have in manufacturing).

Tom Murphy
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Quantum Russia
Tom Murphy   7/22/2013 7:48:53 PM
NO RATINGS
Dylan: Good question. I actually think it will be better for the advancement of technology.  Think of all the advances that were made in physics during the cold war in astrophysics, nuclear technology, aerospace, etc... 

There are a lot of smart people all over the planet, and it's sad to me we tend to think mostly about the ones in the most developed countries.  Think where we would be if everyone with a great brain could work to their fullest capacity.

Am I worried about Russia getting ahead of the US? No. I'm worried about CHINA getting ahead of the US, and that will probably happen. 

Do others agree?

mcgrathdylan
User Rank
Blogger
Quantum Russia
mcgrathdylan   7/22/2013 4:58:10 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting to see Russia make quantum technology a focus. It really seems like Russia wants to be the place where this technology is developed. The cold war is over, but still. Is that bad for the US?

Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week