A quality article in the Financial Times clearly setting out where we are in the path towards quantum computing. The emerging digital infrastructure in space, constellations of satellites growing in their thousands, is collecting high resolution, close to real-time data about every aspect of life on earth - data that is both highly valuable and potentially highly sensitive.
Security of this data set Seraphim on the path to find the quantum solution, leading to our investments in both Arqit and NuQuantum. We expect to build on this portfolio over the next 12-24 months as the leap for quantum from a fascinating science experiment to world-changing technology is seemingly getting closer.
Such a surprise has come with the publication of Chinese research proposing a way to break the most common form of online encryption using a quantum computer similar to ones already available. That feat — a potential “Sputnik moment”— had been expected to require far more advanced quantum systems lying many years in the future.