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U.S. Developing Quantum Computing

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WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)-- The U.S. Military is developing systems to handle quantum computing that would revolutionize the way information is transmitted and processed, both in scale and speed. However, this technology also could enhance "surveillance technologies far beyond what exists today," experts warn.

Quantum computing could revolutionize the way we interact with information. Such systems would process data faster and on larger scales than even the most super of supercomputers can handle today. But this technology would also dismantle the security systems that institutions like banks and governments use online, which means it matters who gets their hands on a working quantum system first.

But this kind of technological advance, especially in a government-run lab, is significant for the rest of us, too. Quantum computing would offer unprecedented upgrades to data processing—both in speed and scope—which could enhance surveillance technologies far beyond what exists today.

"That's why the NSA in particular is so interested in quantum computers and would like to have one," the physicist Steve Rolston told me last week, "and probably would not tell anyone if they did." -- Source

Teleportation, a long-standing staple in the world of science fiction, has become a reality for scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in terms of battlefield data and image processing.

The team has developed a prototype information teleportation network system as part of the testbed to quantify teleportation of information using eye-safe entangled photons, thus showing potential for secure teleportation over optical fiber or through free-space.

In entangled photon-based teleportation, a photon carrying potentially many bits of information interacts with one of an entangled pair of photons, and then the information is teleported to the other distant entangled photon and is read by the recipient.

In essence, teleportation in this instance can be thought of as a kind of communication, where a qubit, or unit of quantum information, can be transported from one location to another, without having to move a physical particle along with it. -- Source

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