US unveils Quantum Internet blueprint

US Department of Energy (DOE) officials and scientists have begun laying the groundwork for a more secure “virtually unhackable” internet based on Quantum Computing technology.

A report has been issued that lays out a blueprint strategy for the development of a national US Quantum Internet, using laws of quantum mechanics to transmit information more securely than on existing networks.

The department said early adopters could include the banking and health services sectors, adding that there would be applications for national security and aircraft communications.