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  1. Backed by DOE https://news.uchicago.edu/story/new-quantum-loop-provides-testbed-quantum-communication-technology
  2. https://www.discovermagazine.com/technology/the-quantum-internet-will-blow-your-mind-heres-what-it-will-look-like
  3. https://www.energy.gov/articles/quantum-internet-future-here
  4. https://hbr.org/2020/09/are-you-ready-for-the-quantum-computing-revolution
  5. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/22/america-must-protect-5-crucial-technologies-to-remain-superpower-officials-warn.html
  6. Amazon $0.08 6/1/97 to $175.35 on 11/1/21 per https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AMZN/
  7. Tesla $1.30 8/1/10 to $381.59 on 11/1/21 per https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/TSLA?p=TSLA&.tsrc=fin-srch
  8. NFLX  $0.64 10/1/02 to $641.90 11/1/21  per https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/NFLX?p=NFLX&.tsrc=fin-srch
  9. MSFT $2.35 8/1/93 to $336.32 12/1/21 per https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/MSFT?p=MSFT&.tsrc=fin-srch
  10. Apple  $0.37 9/1/03 to $165.12 12/1/21 per https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AAPL?p=AAPL&.tsrc=fin-srch
  11. Illumina $1.72 9/1/02 to $495 7/1/21 per https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/ILMN?p=ILMN&.tsrc=fin-srch
  12. https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/amazon-ibm-and-microsoft-race-to-bring-global-access-to-quantum-computing/
  13. https://percent-change.com/index.php?y1=25000000&y2=2000000000
  14. $0.7 on 6/4/97 to high of $180.27 on 11/10/21 per https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AMZN/history?period1=863654400&period2=1675123200&interval=1d&filter=history&frequency=1d&includeAdjustedClose=true
  15. https://www.elvispresleymusic.com.au/pictures/1977-feb-elvis-bank-america-creditcard.html
  16. As of January 2023 Nike has a market cap of $195.94 Billion –  well off its high in 2021, so $205 billion is low-balling peak valuation per https://companiesmarketcap.com/nike/marketcap/
  17. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03213-z
  18. https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/caltech-and-amazon-partner-to-create-new-hub-of-quantum-computing
  19. https://quantumzeitgeist.com/does-quantum-computing-have-a-role-to-play-in-the-metaverse/
  20. https://quantumxc.com/blog/quantum-technologys-impact-on-the-metaverse/
  21. https://www.livescience.com/google-hits-quantum-supremacy.html
  22. https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/possibilities/quantum-computing/
  23. https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/life-sciences/our-insights/recalculating-the-future-of-drug-development-with-quantum-computing
  24.  https://www.ibm.com/case-studies/daimler/
  25. https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/verizon-reveals-quantum-networking-trials/
  26. https://techblog.comsoc.org/2022/10/07/att-will-be-quantum-ready-by-the-year-2025-but-may-not-be-fully-quantum-secured/
  27. TSLA Highest end of day price: $409.97 USD on 2021-11-04 Lowest end of day price: $1.05 USD on 2010-07-07 Per https://companiesmarketcap.com/tesla/stock-price-history/
  28. NFLX Highest end of day price: $691.69 USD on 2021-11-17 Lowest end of day price: $0.37 USD on 2002-10-09 Per https://companiesmarketcap.com/netflix/stock-price-history/
  29. BLFS Highest end of day price: $1,365 USD on 1991-11-05 Lowest end of day price: $0.28 USD on 2008-10-15 Per https://companiesmarketcap.com/biolife-solutions/stock-price-history/
  30. MEDS:  Mar 23, 2020 high $11.60 Dec 4, 2017 low  .22 on 12/18/18 5,173%
  31. Per https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/MEDS/history?period1=1391644800&period2=1675209600&interval=1d&filter=history&frequency=1d&includeAdjustedClose=true
  32. INS this https://stockinvest.us/stock-price/INS?page=1  $56.24 on 8/26/19 p.15 $2.71 on 2/25/16 p. 33 = 1975%
  33. CODA 10/1/2003 $126  Sept 19 2003 0.42  This is 29900% Per https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/CODA/history?period1=1062374400&period2=1068508800&interval=1d&filter=history&frequency=1d&includeAdjustedClose=true
  34. OMQS 10/25/2012 stock was $0.14 and went to high 14.40 on 4/24/14 = 10,185% Per https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/OMQS?p=OMQS&.tsrc=fin-srch
  35. NVDA per https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/NVDA/ $2.98 on 11/23/12 to $329.85 on 11/19/21
  36. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/quantum-computing-will-be-the-smartphone-of-the-2020s-says-bank-of-america-strategist-2019-12-12
  37. https://news.uchicago.edu/story/new-quantum-loop-provides-testbed-quantum-communication-technology
  38. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/27/us-laying-groundwork-for-a-quantum-internet.html
  39. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6227
  40. https://www.techtarget.com/searchnetworking/definition/ARPANET#:~:text=The%20U.S.%20Advanced%20Research%20Projects,for%20academic%20and%20research%20purposes.
  41. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/27/us-laying-groundwork-for-a-quantum-internet.html
  42. https://9to5mac.com/2022/07/27/iphone-chip-list/
  43. https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-aims-for-commercial-grade-quantum-computer-by-2029-11621359156
  44. https://www.engineering.com/story/hpc-closing-the-gap-with-quantum-computing-advantage
  45. https://www.reworked.co/digital-workplace/quantum-computing-coming-soon-to-a-digital-workplace-near-you/
  46. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/30/opinion/google-quantum-computer-sycamore.html
  47. $9.79 8/17/20 to high of $132.73 on 12/22/20 per https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/QS/history?period1=1597622400&period2=1675123200&interval=1d&filter=history&frequency=1d&includeAdjustedClose=true
  48. https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/exclusive-global-carmakers-now-target-515-billion-evs-batteries-2021-11-10/
  49. https://www.npr.org/2022/08/26/1119568384/californias-phasing-out-of-gas-powered-cars-will-require-infrastructure-changes#:~:text=General%20Motors%2C%20Ford%2C%20Volvo%2C,investing%20from%20now%20to%202026.
  50. https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/stories/2021/08/volkswagen-takes-quantum-computing-from-the-lab-to-the-factory.html
  51. https://www.quantumscape.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Data-Launch-Updated-Post-Presentation-20210107-2.pdf
  52. https://ir.quantumscape.com/resources/press-releases/news-details/2022/QuantumScape-Data-Shows-Industry-First-15-minute-Fast-Charging-for-Hundreds-of-Consecutive-Cycles/default.aspx#:~:text=QuantumScape’s%20lithium%2Dmetal%20battery%20cells,approximately%20160%2C000%20total%20driving%20miles.
  53. https://www.wired.com/story/quantumscape-solid-state-battery/
  54. https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/8/22158573/quantumscape-solid-state-battery-ev-range-charge-vw
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  56. Citrix Per https://companiesmarketcap.com/citrix-systems/stock-price-history/ Highest end of day price: $167.73 USD on 2020-07-20 Lowest end of day price: $1.41 USD on 1997-02-27
  57. AMT per https://companiesmarketcap.com/american-tower/stock-price-history/ Highest end of day price: $303.62 USD on 2021-09-08 Lowest end of day price: $0.71 USD on 2002-10-09
  58. RIOT low of $0.51 on 3/18/20 to high of $79.50 on 2/17/21 Per https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/RIOT/history?period1=1459382400&period2=1675123200&interval=1d&filter=history&frequency=1d&includeAdjustedClose=true
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  60. https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-colonial-pipeline-shutdown-is-causing-gasoline-shortages-11620898203
  61. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58163917
  62. https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/future-tech/quantum-internet.htm
  63. https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/07/25/us-government-to-build-virtually-unhackable-quantum-internet-within-10-years/?sh=3a7654522b70
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  68. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2021/03/23/preparing-for-the-quantum-internet/?sh=11d18e31bdae
  69. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a33435420/unhackable-quantum-internet/
  70. https://www.discovermagazine.com/technology/the-quantum-internet-will-blow-your-mind-heres-what-it-will-look-like
  71. https://www.risc.capital/news/deep-tech-in-2022-the-future-is-looking-artificially-intelligent#:~:text=For%20example%2C%20if%20you%20wanted,quantum%20computer%20about%201%20second.
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  73. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/07/stressed-stock-market-may-need-to-retest-its-lows-before-finding-its-footing-in-the-coronavirus-crisis.html
  74. https://hbr.org/2020/09/are-you-ready-for-the-quantum-computing-revolution
  75. https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home/insights/2022/12/the-supply-chain-trends-shaking-up-2023.html#:~:text=Disruptions%20to%20supply%20chain%20operations,other%20issues%20yet%20to%20emerge.
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  77. https://fortune.com/2022/09/02/quantum-computing-cryptography-companies-arms-race/
  78. https://web-assets.bcg.com/b6/0d/adab20ab48a1a9fd0dbb6d86dae0/bcg-what-happens-when-if-turns-to-when-in-quantum-computing-jul-2021.pdf
  79. https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/QTUM?p=QTUM&.tsrc=fin-srch
  80. https://companiesmarketcap.com/booking-holdings/stock-price-history/  Highest end of day price: $2,703 USD on 2022-02-16 Lowest end of day price: $6.60 USD on 2002-10-09
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  82. https://companiesmarketcap.com/intuitive-surgical/stock-price-history/ Highest end of day price: $1,083 USD on 2021-09-08 Lowest end of day price: $0.74 USD on 2001-04-11
  83. https://companiesmarketcap.com/aurora-cannabis/stock-price-history/ Highest end of day price: $143.27 USD on 2018-01-23 Lowest end of day price: $0.85 USD on 2022-12-28
  84. https://www.simplysafedividends.com/world-of-dividends/posts/37-top-10-pieces-of-investment-advice-from-warren-buffett
  85. NVIDIA https://companiesmarketcap.com/nvidia/stock-price-history/ Highest end of day price: $333.76 USD on 2021-11-29 Lowest end of day price: $0.34 USD on 1999-04-26
  86. Qualcomm https://companiesmarketcap.com/qualcomm/stock-price-history/ Highest end of day price: $189.28 USD on 2021-12-15 Lowest end of day price: $0.41 USD on 1992-09-23
  87. Broadcom Highest end of day price: $674.28 USD on 2021-12-27 Lowest end of day price: $14.49 USD on 2009-11-03 per https://companiesmarketcap.com/broadcom/stock-price-history/
  88. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/22/america-must-protect-5-crucial-technologies-to-remain-superpower-officials-warn.html
  89. https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/ibm-quantum-computing-progress-edges-toward-eventual-utility/
  90. IBM’s supercomputers, like those of Google and Rigetti, are called superconducting quantum computers. They rely on very cold temperatures just a fraction of a degree above absolute zero and colder than space. And they’re housed in increasingly large and expensive cylindrical refrigerators. From: https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/ibm-quantum-computing-progress-edges-toward-eventual-utility/
  91. https://aws.amazon.com/government-education/government/ With over 7,500 government agencies using AWS, we understand the requirements U.S. government agencies have to balance economy and agility with security, compliance, and reliability.
  92. https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2022/04/nsa-re-awards-secret-10-billion-contract-amazon/366184/
  93. https://www.nextgov.com/it-modernization/2021/08/nsa-awards-secret-10-billion-contract-amazon/184390/
  94. https://www.techradar.com/features/what-is-the-roadmap-to-a-quantum-safe-future IBM took a stance and stamped a date on it. It claimed that quantum computing is set to go mainstream by as soon as 2025, and it even laid out a roadmap for how it intends to get there.
  95. https://quantumcomputingreport.com/how-much-money-has-china-already-invested-into-quantum-technology/
  96. https://fedtechmagazine.com/article/2022/06/where-quantum-technology-going-federal-government  According to federal data, the U.S. budget for QIS research and development was roughly $900 million in fiscal 2022. That’s approximately double what the U.S. spent in this area in fiscal 2019,
  97. https://www.defense.gov/News/Releases/Release/Article/2980014/the-department-of-defense-releases-the-presidents-fiscal-year-2023-defense-budg/
  98. https://trumpwhitehouse.archives.gov/articles/president-trump-unveils-americas-first-cybersecurity-strategy-15-years/
  99. https://federalnewsnetwork.com/cybersecurity/2021/03/biden-makes-cybersecurity-top-priority-in-national-security-guidance/
  100. https://quside.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Cybersecurity.png The quantum threat refers to the risks posed by quantum computers to our current cryptographic schemes.
  101. https://fcw.com/security/2022/09/how-nsa-plans-shield-high-impact-systems-against-quantum-threats/376918/
  102. https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2022-12-13/cyber-security-market-to-be-worth-500-7-billion-by-2030-million-insights
  103. https://www.engineering.com/story/hpc-closing-the-gap-with-quantum-computing-advantage In 2019, Google’s quantum computer, Sycamore, blew the world’s best supercomputer out of the water when it solved a problem 158 million times faster than a classical computer