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Tokyo outlines timetable for flying cars and bases on Mars

Advanced quantum computing feasible by 2035, scientists say

A model of a flying vehicle by Uber Air, a unit of U.S. ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Quantum computing will reach the practical stage by 2035, and human outposts will be established on the moon and Mars by 2040, an institute under Japan's science ministry predicts.

The National Institute of Science and Technology Policy's report released Friday projected those dates among estimated timelines for progress on roughly 702 technologies, based on a survey of 5,352 experts.

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