(Middleburg.Eccentric) Anthony Wells shares his thinking on “Quantum Computing” and its likely impact on what may in the future be called the “Quantum Internet.” Wells managed highly classified programs with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the Department of Defense and the National Intelligence Community at the height of the Cold War. He is focusing on the security applications in sensing, computing, and communications across the board are legion in every part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Wells predicts Quantum Science (QS) will be the wave of the future. If we tie Artificial Intelligence applications to QS, then we will have real-time means to challenge the likes of Vladimir Putin and his extensive international network of cohorts, operating, for example, in dingy places in Nigeria and the like, when coming at us through the Internet.
He explains that the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, together with the University of Chicago, has successfully tested a “Quantum Loop,” the first stage of a Quantum Internet. Recall that “Quantum” replaces the zeros and ones in current digital computing with the revolutionary use of neutrons, protons, electrons, and protons. Fiber links will know no bounds once this US technology is further developed and commercialized. Remember, in 1969, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) created the ARPANET that led to the creation of the INTERNET, followed by the creation of the World Wide Web. Watch what happens next between Argonne and the National accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois.
Wells explains that he follows in detail the work of the US Army Special Operations Command, for just one example, where these new technologies will help protect our vital national interests against the Russians, the Chinese, North Korea, Iran, and all those surrogate entities working in the shadows, often undercover for Moscow and Beijing. International electronic fraud is just one domain of dozens where bad people do bad things to your interests and mine. We have to protect US intellectual property and national security command, control, and communications.
In addition to National Security, the commercial applications of quabtum technology will know no bounds. They are exponential. Just in simple and everyday applications, like encryption for example – we will not only know in a flash which is messing with us, (trying to break into our systems, steal our data, technology, and money), we will be able to give them not instant gratification, but instant reprisal if required, a proportionate and appropriate taste of cybercriminals’ own medicine that is of our choosing.