Why U.S. must win race to build first practical quantum computers

November 05, 2019

The United States cannot allow others to beat us in this crucial technological race. Quantum computing, with its promise of harnessing the strange properties of the subatomic world to accelerate computing, is one potential alternative to the current computing technology that has sustained progress for decades.  For decades, much of the economy in the United States and around the world has been driven by the invisible hand of Moore’s law. It simply states that the power of computer microprocessors will double every two years while they get smaller and costs are cut in half.