Chinese launch spy satellite that uses "quantum" encryption methods
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Posted 6/16/17 , edited 6/16/17
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40294795

Chinese launch a satellite that uses quantum encoding techniques, supposedly to create a more secure internet or something. One guy is quoted as expecting a quantum space race to develop because of it.
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So, China powers on beaming quantum particles from satellites in an effort to build an unhackable computer network while democrats and intelligence services focus on Trump.

And every new communication technology is "unhackable". . . Until it isn't.
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That is if it even works consistently enough, which by the end of the article it hasn't. It's just a technical hurdle, that we've been more or less fighting for 30 or more years, but this is just another go at it.
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Posted 6/16/17 , edited 6/16/17

DengekiFugu wrote:

So, China powers on beaming quantum particles from satellites in an effort to build an unhackable computer network while democrats and intelligence services focus on Trump.

And every new communication technology is "unhackable". . . Until it isn't.


What is this comment even...

You make it sound like your average Democrat / intelligence officer is capable of either a) stopping quantum research overseas or b) capable of quantum research. Neither are true but if you knew anything about quantum research you'd know that America is leading most of the research in ways to use quantum mechanics in an applicable way. Frankly, a hell of a lot more then China is. It just so happens that Jianwei is a leading researcher in entanglement and has had support from various people in the community but his select area of study doesn't mean that our schools and our companies (Particularly IBM) aren't doing a lot of research themselves.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Jianwei

http://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~martinisgroup/
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/36901.wss
http://ctpweb.lns.mit.edu/research-quantum.html
https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/ (Canada but works with Americans more often then not)

Spins in semiconductors
http://ime.uchicago.edu/awschalomlab/

A couple good places to start if your actually curious instead of blaming politics for something it has absolutely nothing to do with. ^
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Posted 6/17/17 , edited 6/17/17
lulz 'quantum'
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