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Stephen Downes

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People haven't really been talking about  'quantum ed tech' yeat and probably won't in the near future, but from what I've seem quantum computer technology, quantum algorithms are really weird, and as this article suggests, there will be a quantum internet some time in the future. The argument here is that while government has been funding basic research, it needs to fund industry in order to develop practical applications. Personally I think that's a bad idea - it's too early for that, and the companies will just take the money without producing any tangible result. And when the technology does reach the stage of practical application, companies will jump in with their own money, as we've see with AI. Let's first get the technology right, and maybe even think ahead of time about how it will be managed.

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