The US government has been running a quantum Internet for over two years


*(A great example of technological development that is way more advanced than what the general public is allowed access to. Is it really crazy to think that if the Government has access to advanced computing technology, that it wouldn’t also have advanced weaponry, and (possibly Extraterrestrial) Space flight technology?)

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.

A quantum Internet connection cannot be even remotely disturbed without raising a red flag, so data sent over such a network would be transmitted in the most secure form the digital age has ever seen.

“And these are literally completely secure,” wrote Dan Nosowitz for PopSci this week. “Any attempt to eavesdrop is necessarily obvious, because the mere act of eavesdropping physically changes the transmission.”

According to a revelation made by two scientists this week, the era of quantum Internet may finally be upon us. The Tech Review blog announced on Monday that Richard Hughes and a team of researchers at Los Alamos National Labs in New Mexico have been running an “alternative quantum Internet,” and have been doing so for roughly two-and-a-half years.

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