(KoreaIT.Times) Cho Sung-kap Ph.D. President of KTEI / Chairman of Korea Internet Ethics Association, is the author of this editorial discussing what he sees as the advent of the “5th Industrial revolution” and quantum computing. IQT-News has summarized this thoughtful, and lengthy essay here for readers. The summary here begins after Dr. Sung-kaps review of the history of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th industrial revolutions”.
“I am convinced that the advent of quantum computers is an invention that will lead to the 5th industrial revolution. The development of quantum technology will not only take a major step forward in science and technology, but will bring about innovative changes throughout the economy, industry, and national defense. Quantum technology, with the advent of quantum computers, will identify the scientific revolution that will change the world’s paradigm once again, as well as the creation and distribution routes of viruses such as incurable diseases and corona through gene and genome analysis and processed as big data. This will help us find the cause of a global disaster based on scientific evidence and prepare for it. Although Newtonian mechanics couldn’t be explained, quantum technology is a power that can reconstruct national hegemony as well as the rapid development of the weapons system that strengthens national defense thanks to the inexplicable detail of ultra-precision sensors.
There is overconfidence in the commercialization and potential level of quantum technology. However, in reality, there is not much of a ripple effect and an alternative to that would be more beneficial for the future of the country to preoccupy the technology by understanding and complementing its potential and ripple effect. There are leaders in the development of quantum technology, but no country has an absolute advantage yet.
Considering the research environment when Korea started developing semiconductors, although it started late, it is thought that the capabilities of the world’s strongest semiconductor myth can be fully demonstrated in the current quantum technology. This is especially true in the past history of South Korea, which was a latecomer to semiconductors, but then eventually became a powerhouse of semiconductors. Now, I hope that Korea will become the epicenter of the 5th industrial revolution by reflecting on the importance of quantum technology and computers and systematically and meticulously establishing the ripple effect and utilization strategies in each field.”
출처 : Korea IT Times(http://www.koreaittimes.com)