Center QUASAR: Bulgarian scientists will create two quantum communication tracks within two to three years

We don’t have to worry about the development of technology and, if we have enough common sense, we don’t have to worry about people being out of work. There are subject areas, such as artificial intelligence and quantum communications, in which Bulgaria is not inferior to other European countries. A Bulgarian scientific team will create two quantum communication routes within two to three years. We, as a nation, are flexible people – we quickly navigate from one situation to another, especially in the field of technology, and we have capable young people to help us. This was commented by Academician Chavdar Rumenin, Head of the Competence Center QUASAR and Deputy Director of the Institute of Robotics at the Bulgarian Academy of Science, in the program “The World is Business” on Bloomberg TV Bulgaria.

“Quantum communication is already a fact and is practically happening in countries like Germany, France, USA, Japan, China. There they have clear successes in the field of quantum communication. We, in Bulgaria, also have certain success. In the next two to three years, we will create two quantum communication networks. One of them will connect several ministries, banks, hospitals, and the second one is to reach the border point with Greece called Kulata and connect with our Greek partners, and from there there is a channel that connects us to the EU, to Brussels. It’s in our hands and it’s completely realistic.”

We don’t have to worry about the development of technology and, if we have enough sense, we don’t have to worry about people being out of work. Because what we have to do is to develop such systems, such algorithms, to generate such knowledge so that we, the people, can be better, have more time for self-development and self-improvement, Academician Roumenin emphasized. “And those are the most important things.”

Quantum communication occurs and develops at the quantum level in the physical sense of the word. “If, God forbid, a nuclear explosion happens, the mushroom prevents us from having a radio connection with the classic radio waves that were invented and used for communication since the time of Nikola Tesla. It has been developed to perfection, but it has its flaws. Not to mention natural disasters, such as earthquakes. When they are of the 7th-8th on the Richter scale, there is also a violation of the communication capabilities of the environment.”