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QUANTUM COMMUNICATIONS AND THE FATE OF EMPIRES

(Today's blog is by Ms. K.M.... read carefully because she has quite accurately defined yet another geopolitical paradigm shift)

From Colonial Scrip, to clay tablets, money utilization has always had a communication element.  Joseph Farrell has at many times discussed the geopolitical implications of how nation-states and international organizations communicate money. All transactions are based upon trust and these days it is in increasingly short supply.   The wiretapping-of-the-world promulgated by the U.S. and others would inevitably provoke a response. And when combined with sanctions, and propaganda and other interference, national entities are rapidly developing methods to communicate their information, including transactions, privately and with greater confidence, off the global surveillance grid.

Enter Quantum communications (QC), which leverages the strange behavior of atoms and subatomic particles in order to make satellite communications ultimately much faster and more private.  And like an unpickable lock that changes color and alerts the homeowner when a burglar tries to pick it, QC has now been demonstrated to teleport quantum micro reality definitions (quantum states) between satellites and ground stations without any known method to intercept and uncover the messages.   These systems have a refresh function that enables them to transmit bits in a modem-like fashion between stations.  Since QC utilizes the vast micro-reality of a quantum system, it's able to transmit lots of information in a few packed bits.

There are important articles nearly every week appearing in major journals like Nature that reveal rapid progress in prototyping actual working QC get-ups.  

This very summer, scientists and engineers have demonstrated: 

  1. Stable Quantum “teleportation” (QT) of information between space satellites and ground stations.   QT means that two systems have identical micro-realities over distance.  Currently, the record Is 760km.
  2. Stable transmission of theoretically-unbreakable quantum strings (called “keys”) between two ground stations by way of satellite without using teleportation.  This means that no ordinary computer can ever break them, and perhaps not even a quantum one.  It means data in transit is safe because quantum keys contain so many degrees of freedom, they are unhackable in practice.  https://phys.org/news/2017-08-chinese-team-quantum-keys-ground.html,  https://phys.org/news/2017-08-china-world-quantum-network.html
  3.  Rapid quantum information transfer between ground and satellite at better than “T1” speeds, meaning faster than 1 megabit per second (1.024kb/s).  When articles are written about quantum communications, they rarely talk about speed.  But speed is one of the keys to effective communications, and QC systems are getting FAST.
  4. Quantum memory developments.  A Chinese team also invented a method of using quantum keys (long strings of randomish data) developed simultaneously in seperate locations so that private keys never need to be transmitted.  This is another holy grail for quantum communications.  https://phys.org/news/2017-06-physicists-quantum-memory.html

As someone with too much experience in high tech, I want to know how quickly these things can be “productized.”  In other words, now that we have working prototype systems that are operating faster than 650kb/s, fifty to ninety times faster than a 14.4kb modem, when can they be finished and begin to be used in production environments?  Also, the Chinese and Japanese are publishing their developments in the open literature.  If the US is behind, can it catch up?

I contacted a friend, Dr. Herbert J Bernstein, Professor of Physics at Hampshire College, who very well might be one of the world’s top experts in quantum communications physics, having been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Dr. Bernstein teaches quantum mechanics as an introductory course and in his research time works with Dr. Paul Kwiat of the University of Illinois. They have put quantum communication systems in such as places as the International Space Station, and have other projects in the works.  In contrast to what the Chinese and Japanese teams are doing, Kwiat and Bernstein are pioneering a much higher quality signal packed with much more information.  They achieve this by adding polarization for much higher information density, so called “Hyper Dense” Teleportation.

As Dr. Bernstein was quoted in the online journal phys.org:

“The quantum state,” Bernstein noted, [is] "essentially the complete basic information about micro-reality," and quantum teleportation has been achieved.” Bernstein's proposal worked out a way to send twice as much quantum information as can currently be sent, using the same number of bits and bytes. Teleportation is already "dense" because a one-in-a-million qubit state can be sent to the receiver with only two bits of information. Bernstein's contribution is the "Super" part of this effect, doing even more than can be done with "ordinary" quantum teleportation.” –phys.org

Dr. Bernstein said in our conversation that,

“The Chinese and Japanese teams are making good progress.  If the Japanese have really broken the one megabit barrier; that’s a real accomplishment.  The good thing for us is that our Superdense Model will be able to pack in much more information into the same set up, so we still have time to catch and surpass these other systems.”

In quantum systems, the more information you can pack into a quantum situation, the effectively faster and ultimately more private the information transfer may become.  If a flowing river is moving at a certain rate, you can get more water downriver at the same flow by making denser water.  He summed up the progress by describing that the field is “moving very quickly.”

So there are three distinct processes in play.  One is the transmission of quantum keys through optical methods.  The second is sending bits through a quantum teleportation process (Bernstein’s method); the Chinese have broken the record and teleported an astonishing distance, over 750KM.  The third and holy grail is to use all three, which the Chinese satellite Micius (“Miss-e-us”) is apparently designed to provide.  The Chinese have proven both one and two, and the combination method that ensures quantum cryptography and quantum intrusion detection with teleportation, is no doubt coming.

Oddly, other than Bernstein and Kwiat, it’s difficult to find public QC programs happening in the United States. For some reason, the US scientific bureaucracy does not appear to be funding these efforts adequately, as judged by in the public record.  Why is that?  

Based on the publicly-reported progress in the field, and judging the time lines based upon my forty years of watching high tech, my current estimate is that within three years, the Chinese, Japanese, and interested parties in the West will have access to stable, global, quantum communications systems and products. These projects will them move into production and build out phases.  Systems like SWIFT will decline in use because of their politicization (i.e. sanctions) and because they are readily intercepted.

Once these non-aligned societies have secure communications and transactions, the geopolitical realignment we are witnessing in slow motion will speed up. The rate of change in geopolitics is inversely proportional to the ability to interfere with it, and the guidance system for interference is based mostly on signals intelligence, i.e. spying. There will be efforts to regulate and slow down adoption, but these emerging systems will change drastically the information field and will therefore have long-term effects on world events.

Once the Russians, Chinese, Japanese, and then nearly anyone else with the money, obtain quantum communication systems, the next phase of the game will be on. The slope of the curve describing the decline in the dollar payments system and the Fed will steepen, because payments and other information will be then transmitted privately, making it very difficult to intercede or interfere with.  Communications happening in actual privacy will enable more business and geopolitics to be conducted “outside of the "all-seeing-eye.” This translates over time into faster geopolitical change. I think that’s what’s upon us and these technical developments portend to speed the process.

The end result of these developments, outside of an ill-advised use of military assets, will solidify the nearly-irreversible development of centers of power outside of the West. The West let the cat out of the bag by off shoring manufacturing and then tried to use carrots and sticks to control the emergence of rival powers; but alas, cats are not really trainable. 

My advice to TPTB is to ditch the arrogance and change direction before it's too late. Develop positive relationships instead of coercive ones, before the U.S. is effectively “handed its hat” by emerging power interests around the globe.  The era of uni-polarity, if it ever existed, is at an end.  One of the milestones of the re-emerging multi-polar world is quantum communications.

 

41 thoughts on “QUANTUM COMMUNICATIONS AND THE FATE OF EMPIRES”

  1. This is overlong, but not really news.

    Sub-space communication has been around, and acknowledged as being in use by the USA, since at least 1910.

    It takes little energy, there’s no reason the Mars rovers couldn’t have this gear.

  2. Does this mean DNA can be quantumly entangled. If electron spin is all it takes why cant electron configurations in DNA be entangled.

    Certainly gives food for thought concerning old magical practices requiring strands of hair or blood from intended victims, not to mention the globalist need for DNA for ‘information’.

  3. While we are waiting for whatever is going-on with Joseph, I saw the Total Eclipse in Albany, Oregon. It was spectacular! Watching the moon ‘bite-out’ the Sun through solar-filtered shades was fun, but the big *gasp* moment was when the solar-light vanished, totally. There was a black disk in a dark sky surrounded by this beautiful white ‘halo’. I had seen many eclipse photos, but the ‘shock’ of this in real life was intense!

    (I can see why non-scientists were terrified in eclipses, having no ‘prelim’ of the gradual ‘biting-out’ process. You still could not look at the Sun while the ‘biting’ happened, and most were probably not aware of anything happening at all. There was only a quick ‘dimming’ at the end and a sudden sense of cooling in the air. Then *boom* the Sun was replaced by this ‘alien’ shape. Intense, indeed!)

    I was fortunate enough to have seen a previous US-eclipse east of Seattle in 1979, so I knew to bring binoculars. Through them, the corona or photosphere was this magnificent, whitish-silver, filamentary ‘halo’ surrounding the blacked-out core. Interestingly, the ‘halo’ was not symmetric: It was ‘squashed’ on the bottom and ‘diverted’ east-west, almost horizontally. On the middle portion, it was roughly even. And on the top, it progressed-out in two ‘horn’ shapes. Wow! Also, I saw two pink-colored ‘bulges’ in the southeast-half which were probably solar prominences of some sort. And it was almost a 3D-sensation through the binoculars. Wow!

    There was also the pin-hole camera effect of crescent-sun shapes being visible on the ground or a wall through ‘pinholes’ created by leaf intersections. A new friend and I even produced those crescent-sun shapes by holding left and right hands at right-angles and moving them (open-fingered) over each other until we got the crescent pinhole-phenomena within the shadows of our hands on the ground. Neat.

    (I had brought two binoculars, so I offered the second one to a couple up from Modesto, CA. He came up afterwards and said it really enhanced their experience. Nice!)

      1. I’ve been through this before. Warned about looking directly at the sun. Wouldn’t trust any glasses.
        But, this is what really got me: What Are The Odds? An exact fit? Come on. Through eons of time. Allegedly the only intelligence around for light years? And we have, by coincidence a God like event because of a precise fit? Where’d are intelligence wonder off to; when this eclipse happens its a clue the size of the moon, earth and the sun all in motion. Relative to odds, it’s more like an intelligent fit put into place. A sign of intelligent power; literally, in-your-face!
        As a kid, I thought,
        why isn’t anybody questioning this?

    1. Yeah, what’s happened to the good Doc Farrell? It’s the 23rd and no word on why no blogs. Usually, he posts a short message of why the delay. Let’s hope it’s nothing serious,

  4. An example of how, when weaponized, money becomes advanced by technologies wishing to have the upper hand. With technologies being weaponized from the get-go
    we have entered The 21st Century.

  5. Original Druidic holy grail is creating clock & calendar. (Geometrically, one starts with lodestar and ends up with “Newgrange” in the rune system.)

    Universal standard time (UST) and “universal standard transaction” (QC) is basically civilization.

    Original kingship is defined by (1) peacekeeper at assembly, (2) warlord in time of war, and (3) keeper of knowledge on how to create clock & calendar. This we deduce from Druidic rune system (the original recipe for kingship).

    DIN-standardization of both “transaction” and “kingship” should bring about the strategic downfall of central banks and oligarch rule.

    DIN – Deutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute for Standardization).

  6. Good article, Kelly Em!

    “Oddly, other than Bernstein and Kwiat, it’s difficult to find public QC programs happening in the United States. For some reason, the US scientific bureaucracy does not appear to be funding these efforts adequately, as judged by in the public record. Why is that?”

    Probably two reasons: First, the old light/dark paradigm. The US scientific bureaucracy does what it’s told through funding and perks. So, stall public research while fast-forwarding classified systems. Another part of the six trillion in ‘unaccounted-for’ funds. (Bernstein and Kwiat may be being ‘played’ or be ‘players’ in this public/private ‘stall’ scenario.)

    Second, the longer you can stall the deployment of the new system, the longer you can conduct ‘five eye’ (really ‘six eyes’, because the Mossad gets an unfiltered ‘data pipe’ duplicate of everything) snooping on everything. Why break something that works? In that regard, I believe there is a fair chance of the Chinese satellite Micius never *cough* reaching orbit. However, the non-‘five eye’ countries have simply gone-around the ‘blockade’ using their own scientists and money – which is a confirmation of how “War Decisive” this technology is…

    (As a sidebar, this technology may explain why SETI is having such a hard time finding ET. Given that the galaxy is probably just as ‘competi tive’ as planet Earth, I expect alien societies go through a brief ‘unencrypted’ stage of 50-100 years and then everything looks increasingly like random data to the receiver. It is hard enough to decipher encrypted communications, but throw-in quantum effects and we’d never know if ET was beaming Encyclopedia Galactica directly at us…)

    1. I forgot: “…but alas, cats are not really trainable.” What a great line!

      (And cats are semi-trainable, with love. I had one who would automatically come to my lap for petting, and start purring. Oh wait; maybe I was the one being trained!!)

    1. Actually, at least in the ‘alt’ net, you can do one better: Many of the ETs are telepathic, so they just ‘read’ the sender or receiver. Turns out, the ‘vulnerability’ is not in the apparatus but in the shut-down humans…

      1. Isn’t human mass consciousness also quantum communication, and animals, birds and fish? How they can change direction as a group. How meditation groups changed the crime rates. Where even our thoughts send vibrations through the medium and connect with others.

  7. Anyone here long for the Worlds of the Borg, Cybermen, Cyclons, Daleks. For that seems to be the wet dream of our oligarchs. Now can this technology prevent this dark nightmare only time will tell?

    1. There seems to be an implicit difference of approach between open source communication and closed. A cognitive dissonance between the open source being used at the same time a very closed system is employed.
      Very interesting times

      1. In fact, this is a point I’m been getting at in what appears to be simple conservation. There is the audible/visual cues which also have embedded other deeper communication encryptions visible via different channels/frequencies to entities in control of the deeper systems which in turn control the whole system. So you have as system designed that purposely breaks down communication of the whole for all players to see; except at the deepest levels of the mind/interface.

        1. The difference being in seeing/hearing the whole. As there are layers within the communication with different meanings and purpose. The deepest, privy to all layers; while others carry on, on a different track, with different meanings. Think of an eight-track. seeming one tape, with different streams of music being communicated
          This QC communication technology will all too soon drift into the transhumanism space for interface/communication. Except, this has already taken place[engineered within DNA and other environmental infrastructure. We are just beginning to appreciate the complexity that “is there”; but not presently “observable” in our current medium/metaphor of thought/communication.
          As the song goes, s l o w d o w n youmovetoofast…
          Digital integration precludes
          d e e p t h o u g h t…

  8. Another excellent article, and some good advice there at the end–the PTWB should adopt a positive, not coercive, stance to the emerging unipolar order. However, these people have shown themselves to be un-receptive to such advice. They are fond of that Samson option; either I am the king, or I shall blow it all to bits.
    Will someone hog-tie Slim Pickens before he gets the bomb bay doors open? We shall see.

  9. What besides “save information transfer” can quantum computers also do?
    Connect to parallel worlds and gather information?
    Supersede binary code and understand/speak higher forms of language?
    Has it an intelligence of its own? Has it connections to off planet artificial intelligence? Has it already mapped humanities DNA and so called junk DNA?

    Humans may want “a function” of a machine but this machine seems of a whole other nature than we are used to. It seems capable of self-awareness and very up to date that the universe functions as an open system.

    Not wanting to be rude but most of the earth’s population works under survival of the fittest and scarcity rule and think if we all sing “only Kumbaya” in unison all the time, all our problems will be gone.

    That religious scientism scares the hell out of me and flirting with quantum computing makes me feel no different. It feels like a beast let loose we are not in control off.

  10. Excellent post based on what is publicly known. This leaves one to ponder what has been accomplished on the dark side of the equation. Does that 40+ year advantage still hold true for the quantum world?

  11. Could anyone tell me if the type of quantum communications described here requires a super-cooled vacuum component as used in current quantum computing experiments?

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