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A Wired article from 2017 made a bold claim — we could expect the quantum internet to be among us by 2030. Maybe it was the excitement surrounding the launch of a Chinese quantum satellite, which happened a year before the article was published. But why could we understand that claim as “bold”? Is it impossible for the quantum internet, often seen as the future of our communications, to be massively adopted 11 years from today?

Well, as the article clearly states, we don’t know that much about quantum communications, let alone a quantum internet. Experts are still figuring out some of the basic aspects surrounding it, from how to better transmit quantum data to how to store it. So, predicting this outcome for such a relatively short time is kind of bold.

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Category: Science