Why you should care about quantum physics

Quantum physics is good for more than inspiring movie plots. A grasp of quantum technology will be important for the future of the economy.

Quantum physics seems to be everywhere in popular culture these days. Have you seen the movie Avengers: Endgame? If so, you encountered the quantum realm with the film's heroes.

Did you watch Interstellar? Then you'll know about "quantum data". Have you read the sci-fi novels of author Liu Cixin? Then you'll have come across "quantum entanglement".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2019, with the headline 'Why you should care about quantum physics'. Print Edition | Subscribe