The first applications of a quantum internet are expected to be ones that better secure our communication.
Secure login in networks
One application of the quantum internet is to obtain fundamentally secure communication via quantum key distribution.
Quantum enhanced GPS
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a global satellite system that enables us to define a GPS receiver’s location anywhere on Earth.
Did you know that GPS satellites have atomic clocks on board? And that atomic clocks are based on the laws of quantum mechanics? Learn more about GPS and atomic clocks in this 5-minute animation from TED- Ed.
“People need to be able to interact with a quantum internet, and play around with it to develop new applications. I’m sure that the technology will spark
but we don’t know yet
what they will be”
Stephanie Wehner - TU Delft