C. L. Max Nikias, president of the University of Southern California, says that "The development of quantum technology presents the United States with its new 'Sputnik moment' " in this commentary published in The Washington Post.
"Quantum systems promise to upend everything that came before," he wrote. "But once again, America has some catching up to do.
"A national strategy, like the one this nation embarked on following the Sputnik launch, will help get us there. And, yes, the stakes are just that high. If not higher."