CHINA - Scientists Claim Breakthrough in Quantum Computing

Arno Froese

Chinese scientists claim to have built a quantum computer that is able to perform certain computations nearly 100 trillion times faster than the world’s most advanced supercomputer, representing the first milestone in the country’s efforts to develop the technology.

The breakthrough represents a quantum computational advantage, also known as quantum supremacy, in which no traditional computer can perform the same task in a reasonable amount of time and is unlikely to be overturned by algorithmic or hardware improvements, according to the research.

While still in its infancy, quantum computing is seen as the key to radically improving the processing speed and power of computers, enabling them to simulate large systems and drive advances in physics, chemistry and other fields. Chinese researchers are competing against major US corporations from Alphabet’s Google to Amazon and Microsoft for a lead in the technology, which has become yet another front in the US-China tech race.

Xi Jinping’s government is building a $10 billion National Laboratory for Quantum Information Sciences as part of a big push in the field. In the US, the Trump administration provided $1 billion in funding to research into artificial intelligence and quantum information earlier this year and has sought to take credit for Google’s 2019 breakthrough., 4 December 2020

Arno's Commentary

Communist China’s high-tech development in the field of super-computing is nothing short of impressive.

A number of US media sources have belittled the Chinese race toward domination of high-tech, but such is no longer the case. Many experts in the field see China as the preeminent country when it comes to high-tech in the future.

This development is not unexpected, since Asia represents about 60% of the world’s population as of 2020, with Africa a distant second place at 1.34 billion people. While the continents and nations (200 plus) are diverse, they have one thing in common prophetically; namely, unity against the Lord and His Anointed. Zechariah 12:3 proclaims: “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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