Few emerging technologies hold as much promise as quantum computing and its related technologies. That is a fact not lost on federal agencies and legislators who have drafted bipartisan legislation funding the proposed creation of a U.S.-built quantum infrastructure network — basically a sprawling network with integrated quantum-based computers and related technologies.
If ratified, $100 million would be added to U.S. Department of Energy coffers for fiscal years 2021 through 2025 to pursue the quantum infrastructure effort. The bill would also act as an amendment to the National Quantum Initiative Act that was signed into law in 2018 and acts as a blueprint for advancing the nation’s research and development of all things quantum.
Quantum computers and other devices operate at the atomic scale and carry the potential of revolutionizing science and engineering, and they would have enormous positive effects on a wide range of economic and government sectors includin