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ANOTHER QUANTUM LEAP IN INFORMATION PROCESSING AND ENCRYPTION

Phys.org is reporting yet another quantum leap towards quantum computing technologies and encryptions, and this one, I can imagine, has them burning a bit of midnight oil in the intelligence agencies of the West, analyzing the potentialities and implications:

Not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 clones!

Such a process implied that we have taken yet another step toward the sought-after holy grail of information processing, quantum computing, able to encode information by altering the quantum states of particles, but here, notably, the technique also allows for up to four copies, and a significant ability to detect attempts to crack encrypted information, since this would result in alterations of the quantum states themselves.  The reason why is locked within the fundamental Uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics itself, which states that one cannot measure the position and velocity of an electron at one and the same time. THus, an experimenter determines the result of an observation or measurement prior to performing the experiment itself, and to that extent, has a hand in determining reality.

What probably has them burning the midnight oil in Western intelligence agencies is the fact that this technique is being reported from China, and that raises the specter that what may actually have been accomplished in China may be much more significant, and that will have the analysts proposing certain inevitable procedures. The first will be to test and verify the Chinese claims. If verified, then the analysts will be forced to extrapolate on what China may not be telling, and that will generate more black projects research, if it is not already underway (which it probably is).

The other thing that will have them worrying is the encryption potentials of quantum computing, for as a bit of reflection will reveal, it holds the promise of security of communications that would make today's standards quickly obsolete... which is bad news for an elite determined to rein in the internet and monitor private communications.  For this reason alone, I would think, one should not be too optimistic that quantum computers - if and when they are actually available - will make it to the open market too readily....

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  1. Physicists Create a Hole In Time to Hide Events

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2011/07/18/physicists-create-a-hole-in-time-to-hide-events/suzcorner

    Researchers at Cornell University have made an astounding leap forward in cloaking technology. While other teams have been working on what have been traditionally seen as “invisibility cloaks” – using meta-materials to hide an object from visible light — this team has been working on something a bit more ambitious: hiding an actual event in time.

    Current work in developing invisibility cloaks tries to hide an object spatially. Like a magician using a complex set of mirrors to hide his tricks, a invisibility cloak uses materials that change the shape of light so that it moves around an object, hiding it from view. What the researchers at Cornell are doing is similar: they’re taking advantage of the fact that, according to current theories in physics, time and space are equivalent – and instead of focusing on changing the shape of light, they’re focused on changing its time.

    The researchers began their experiment by creating two time lenses. Unlike a normal lens, which compresses or changes the actual shape of a light wave through diffraction, a time lens magnifies or compresses the time of a light wave through dispersion.

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    Photos: The Best Master’s Degrees For Jobs The time lenses that were created for this experiment were split time lenses. Essentially, two halves of a lens were placed so that the points met in the middle. There was one split time lens on one side of the cloaked event and another split time lens on the other side. A laser was then passed through the first time lens. This dispersed the light around the events happening between the lenses. The light then passed through the second split time lens and returned to its original phase. So to an observer, it’s as though the events between the lenses never happened. (See the figure above for a visual about how this works.)

    Now, this “hole in time” was only created for the briefest of instants – about 110 nanoseconds. And the research indicates that the maximum amount of time an event could be hidden is also small – perhaps no longer than 120 microseconds. Still, this is a pretty fascinating breakthrough, and it’d be interesting to see if this could be combined with a spatial cloak in a practical way.

  2. I wrote a political thesis on the unheard voice of the
    minority, who, no matter how small, are often right, but
    still overlooked until it becomes all too obvious to the
    MAJORITY, sometimes too late.

    AND
    it was plagiarized !!!

    I didn’t know until I heard myself being quoted by
    the TV pundits and subsequently found that the
    editor of the magazine I had sent it to got fired.
    for
    STEALING IT !!

    I did not sue or even respond since the guy got
    what he had coming, but I never got credit and
    no one ever mentioned the REAL author;
    just happy to NOT be sued by me.

    Some of us ‘kooks’ don’t care about credit……..
    I got my point across and that was evident
    and what I intended.

    You may have even read me and don’t know it
    because I never attached my real name to
    ANYTHING, with that only exception because it
    was actually a school thesis.

    And monies earned went to a special fund for
    a special reason at the times I did the most writing.

    I like my ‘kookery.’
    And maybe with your apology, you came to your senses
    and that pleases me, too !
    🙂

  3. But the problem is that so much of quantum mechanics is bull, there’s Bohm, I know of an objection that I I Rabi made in the 1970s, a well sharpened knife is a contradiction, so is flash memory–used in nearly every digital camera.

    1. Didn’t I say that?

      Oh, ye of little faith.

      Thanks Quasar.
      It looks interesting. Maybe I’ll fetch me one.

      PS
      I completed my nonsense.
      Did you find it?

      On another note; concerning “functionality of reality,”
      What about a disfunctional reality?

      We have disfunctional families.
      Could we call this a disfunctional reality?

        1. I’ll take a good old fashion Kook’s opinion over a NORMY — ANYDAY, ANYTIME! Even a crank, a crackpot and a crazy has much to offer!

          but,

          NORMY(S) MARCH OFF TO WAR IN THE MILLIONS!

          Clones —all of you! Ha,ha! (watch out for the draft notice in the mail?)

        2. No end to “the kookery.”
          There’s no fun without it.

          To me;
          the world is so absolutely ridiculous, ludicrous and ‘unreal’
          that I cannot take it siriusly !!

          Besides, it is those of us that are ‘bit different’ that do, find, create
          and otherwise discover all the things that are ‘really worthwhile’
          and sometimes even become quite important.

          [The things we DO, not the people who do them, necessarily.]

          I think that is what Paul is trying to say………………….

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