Around the World in .4 Seconds

Republic of Korea, South Africa, Chile; all the way to Australia.  Word press stats shows my  blog has multiple viewings from these countries, and many more, in the past week.  WHAT!?  How crazy is that?  In just four-tenths of a second blogs become global.  What a phenomenon!

FOUR-TENTHS OF A SECOND!  That is the default time setting, for your computer to recognize a double-click.

That quickly something is sent around the world.  When Tom Scott, Cornelius Vanderbilt &  John D. Rockefeller were in business, relay took days for written messages to travel across a few states!  In fact, when Andrew Carnegie spent time in Scotland and allowed his business partner, Henry Flick, to call the shots at his Pittsburgh steel mill; it took just over a month for the two receive a written letter from the other!  That was in the early 1890’s- just 123 years ago!

It makes you wonder what communication models will be like ten, fifty, one-hundred years from now.  How much more efficient can it get?  How much more incredible?  Can something really make it around the world in less time than it takes a single click of the mouse?

Quantum communication is something that is always thrown into the ring.  Will it replace the internet?

What’s quantum communication?

Quantum communication was originally defined by Yao in 1979. (The previous link was a lecture given at NYU- extremely hard to follow!  Click here and scroll to section “1.3 Quantum Communication” for a summary of the lecture that is MUCH easier to follow.)  How I conceptualize the theory in easiest terms: a communication model consisting of two or more people (organisms, atoms) reading the other’s brain due to interference that is impossible to overcome.

Basic example: The formula is x + y = z.  Sue knows the value of x, and Ron knows the value of y.  They must now come together to solve the equation as they each have part of the equation.  There is a “noise”, a “faulty link” between the two; they can’t talk, can’t give singles, can’t even look at each other.  But are still able to solve the equation.

Sound impossible?  That’s what many scientists and researchers are saying.  But haven’t entrepreneurs been told that before?  Everything ever accomplished, that was worth accomplishing, was tagged impossible.  Extraordinary things bring even more doubt by naysayers and/or “experts.”

How will you read this article in year 2113?  Models of communication will evolve.  How, who and when are the remaining questions.

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