China and the US are investing significantly in quantum research to gain quantum dominance. Quantum computing is a cutting-edge technology with potential military applications.
Physicist Paul Benioff first theorized quantum computing in the 1980s, and since then, researchers have been exploring the potential for quantum computers to solve computational problems faster than classical ones. Google’s announcement of quantum supremacy in 2019 marked a significant breakthrough in quantum technology. China has also invested heavily in quantum technology research, with plans to surpass competitors in quantum innovation and commercialization. The US and China have expressed interest in leveraging quantum computing in warfare, with China’s government-funded laboratories showing rapid technical progress in quantum research. However, it is still too early to tell who will ultimately achieve quantum supremacy.