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Public attitudes to quantum technology

Harnessing the effects of quantum physics

Executive summary

Quantum technologies harness the effects of quantum physics in order to gain abilities and functions that are otherwise impossible with conventional techniques. The quantum technologies considered within this report are: quantum secure communications, quantum sensors, quantum metrology, quantum simulators and quantum computing.

The future EPSRC Quantum Technology Hubs have a commitment to responsible innovation that includes two-way dialogue and strengthens the argument for deliberative dialogue around the applications of quantum technology. However, there currently seems to be very little publicly available evidence on the views of the public on this topic.

To capture the zeitgeist relating to public opinion around quantum technologies, Sciencewise has conducted a study of mainstream and online media reportage to determine what is being said around this topic.

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