amanfromMars 1 Mon 23 Mar 05:13  … telling it like it is, and what is to do and is being done about it on http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2015/03/23/research_council_committing_15m_to_quantum_technologies/
Peanuts for Monkeys but still Worth a Nibble to Discover the Active State of Austere State Play
He added: “There are a lot of doubts that certain quantum technologies could ever work. We don’t need it, we have working cryptography now,” listing plenty of reasons to be sceptical about quantum navigation as well.
Working cryptography with no security is what fools have in abundance for the illusion and delusion that imagines they exercise human power with virtualisation command and control. And he, Ross Anderson, head of cryptography at Cambridge University, taking a sceptical line, telling us that there were “a number of issues at different levels” with recent quantum-focused proposals, would say that, wouldn’t he……. as both working quantum and steganography render cryptography practically worthless and ineffectual for defence of realms and attacking and destroying systems.
And yes, a £15milllion funding pledge for a Great Game changer, and for which invariably there will myriad hoops to jump through for access to just a percentage of the cash stash, is typically small minded and short sighted of the usual mix of pen pushers and bean counters cooking books for local and national government schemes and/or scams.
Thank God and Global Operating Devices for the private and pirate sectors were real wealth with smarter investment mentors and non institutionalised state actors can be made/created.