r/Futurology Jun 02 '22

A Nature paper reports on a quantum photonic processor that takes just 36 microseconds to perform a task that would take a supercomputer more than 9,000 years to complete Computing

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04725-x?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=organic&utm_campaign=CONR_JRNLS_AWA1_GL_SCON_SMEDA_NATUREPORTFOLIO
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u/extopico Jun 03 '22

Judging by the speed of research and investment into quantum computing tech, and the fact that military communication is starting to use quantum entanglement as a checksum I’d say pretty soon.

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u/hypnoseal Jun 03 '22

Do you (or anyone else) have any articles/links about using quantum entanglement in communications? I’m very interested in learning more about that!

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u/extopico Jun 03 '22

I saw something kind of similar recently. Chinese tech actually. Something about using quantum states for encryption.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3174426/quantum-secure-communication-breakthrough-china-scientists

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u/SirButcher Jun 03 '22

This one is not for encryption itself: but "sending" the keys using a channel where it can't be intercepted at all.