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The US Government Has Been Running a Quantum Internet for Over Two Years

"It’s a perfectly secure Internet that by definition cannot be penetrated by wiretaps and eavesdropping — and the US government has been sitting on it for the last two-and-a-half years.

A longtime goal among cryptologists has been to perfect the “quantum Internet” — which, in the most basic way possible, uses the main principle of quantum mechanics to transfer communications from one point to another.

Still confused? Technology Review explained it as easily as possible:

'The basic idea here is that the act of measuring a quantum object, such as a photon, always changes it. So any attempt to eavesdrop on a quantum message cannot fail to leave telltale signs of snooping that the receiver can detect.'"

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C_T_CZ's picture

Interesting but largely irrelevant....

A few factoids:
1) although quantum computers have been discussed at length for over a decade, they are exceedingly sensitive to environment "noise" and decoherence;
2) qbits have only been been entangled for about 90 miles (current world record)
3) creating a network of computers (intranet) operating on quantum principles (transmission of qbits, or quantum computers, or both) *does not mean* it is an "internet" or that it would compete/replace The Internet

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_computer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_entanglement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_teleportation

Quantum computers and qbits are fascinating, but are still a technology in infancy.

Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof

I mean, as far as we know.

Wikipedia isn't going to expose the technologies our government have hidden.

What we have is so far behind

that we might as well be sending smoke signals.

Interesting

Who knows what kind of advanced gizmos they have, I mean tesla was almost a hundred years ago.