Cryptography is a race between the code-makers and the code-breakers. We need to think about a new type of cryptography, a new code, that would be able to withstand quantum computing. You need to start the move to this new kind of cryptography early enough, so when sensitive data is exchanged, it can be protected for its lifetime — Gregoire Ribordy, Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board, ID Quantique Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board, ID Quantique.
Unlike quantum computation, quantum cryptography is not science fiction: it’s today’s technology. Quantum technology offers us not only a sword, but also a shield. If someone tries to eavesdrop on a quantum-encrypted system, that action will be detected — Alexander Lvovsky, Professor, University of Oxford Professor, University of Oxford.
Quantum encryption using our technology would be able to operate at room temperature. So, we could develop quantum encryption for everybody. This is important for a person’s dignity, because the protection of data is fundamental — Gianfranco Basti, Full Professor of Philosophy of Nature and of Science, Lateran University in Rome.
In medicine, we will strongly rely on data protection, anonymization of data, and special curation of complex data. So how do we achieve this? What we really need to do is establish new links and bridges between the world of quantum technologies and the world of medicine — Otmar Wiestler, President, Helmholtz Association.