Growing Importance of Quantum with Strategic Technology… Competition to Preoccupy Markets in Major Countries
Government announces ‘Korea Quantum Science and Technology Strategy’
President Yoon “Toward the Era of Quantum Economy”… Lee Jong-ho “Quantum Golden Time”
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[E-Daily Reporter Kang Min-gu]
“Quantum technology is a technology that will change the future. True reality comes from accurate observations of nature.”
Dr. John Clauser, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics last year, recently visited Korea to attend ‘Quantum Korea 2023’ and made this announcement. Dr. John Clauser is a world-renowned scholar who received the Nobel Prize in recognition for his contribution to experimentally identifying the phenomenon of ‘quantum entanglement’. As a scientist, he also emphasized the importance of scientific observation and publicizing the “true truth.” Dr. John said, “The world we live in is full of bad science that spreads misinformation, but the real truth can be found by observing natural phenomena.”
Quantum technology, which he has been researching all his life, uses quantum mechanics, a physics that deals with the very small world such as molecules, atoms, electrons, and elementary particles. By using phenomena called “entanglement” and “superposition” that cannot be explained by classical mechanics, we can develop more powerful computers, safer communication networks, and more accurate sensors by exploring new ways to acquire, transmit, and process information.
For example, a quantum computer is a computer with a completely different system from existing supercomputers and can solve the RSA cryptosystem in just a few minutes, which supercomputers cannot solve. In addition, it can be used for the development of perfect autonomous vehicles with more accurate location information and surrounding sensing using quantum lidar and quantum sensors.
Major countries around the world, such as the United States and the European Union, recognized early on that quantum technology is a technology that will change the future industrial landscape and are making strategic investments. With the goal of realizing a quantum economy by 2035, full-fledged technology development and talent training will be promoted. It is said that there is still a chance to win because there is no technology that leads the global hegemony.
Accordingly, the government announced the “Korea Quantum Science and Technology Strategy” at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) on the 27th, which contains a mid- to long-term vision for quantum science and technology and a comprehensive development strategy. Through the strategy, the government jointly invests 3 trillion won by 2035, including 2.4 trillion won from the government and 600 billion won from the private sector, to establish a bilateral economic system. It plans to expand its quantum market share to 10% and create up to 1,200 companies using quantum science and technology. It plans to increase technologies related to quantum computing, quantum communication, and quantum sensors from 62.5% to 85% compared to developed countries.
Prior to the briefing, President Yoon Seok-yeol met foreign scholars, domestic experts, and young researchers and said, “Quantum technology has the potential to change the world and will bring tremendous innovation in all fields, including economy, chemistry, security, and energy. He ordered, “We need to invest intensively in effective R&D investment and human resource training and create a platform for concentrating quantum science and technology capabilities to create various values beyond economic value.” Minister of Science and ICT Lee Jong-ho said at the strategy briefing that day, “Korea has been late in developing quantum science and technology, but it has not yet fully industrialized, so there remains an opportunity for a golden time.” For Korea to become a leading country, industry, academia, and government must join hands in an all-out war,” he said.