To the family of Kyu H. Chay,
I am sorry for your loss, but I thank you for your sacrifice. Kyu H. Chay is more that just an American hero, he represents the best of what we are capable of. He was a father, a husband and a protector of soldiers. I hope Jason and Kelly know how special their father is.
Physicists, mathematicians, futurists and sci-fi writers are the ne0-prophets of our time. Einstein, Max Plank, William Gibson, Georg Cantor are the new world prophets determining the probable future transfinite realities among absolute infinity.
Neuromancer is an example of probable futures. It is THE work of fiction by William Gibson that popularized the cyberpunk genre. In the book, Gibson actually coined the phrase cyberspace and the matrix, a multi-diminsional virtual reality that allows users to jack their brain directly into the cyberspace.
Case is a hacker is hired to do the biggest hack ever. The book is brilliant. Some of my favorite characters are Molly, the assassin, who looks like this:
and Wintermute, the corporation/Artificial intelligence and Maelcum A member of Zion, a Rastafarian space station community.
A year here and he still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading nightly.
All the speed he took, all the turns he’d taken and the corners
he’d cut in Night City, and still he’d see the matrix in his
sleep, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that colorless void. . .
Its such a brilliant piece of work that I am surprised it hasn’t been made into a movie yet.
The NIST has an page that talks about Quantum Key Distribution:
Quantum encryption systems use lasers to generate individual pulses of light called photons. Each photon is sent in one of two modes, either vertical/horizontal, or plus 45 degrees/minus 45 degrees. Within each mode, one orientation represents the digital value 0, and the other represents the digital value 1. To visualize how this works, imagine that each photon is a tiny envelope moving perpendicular to the ground (vertical=1), parallel to the ground (horizontal=0), tilted at 45 degrees to the right (plus 45 degrees =1) or tilted 45 degrees to the left (minus 45 degrees=0). NIST
Its almost scary how much has been done in relatively so little time in the “Information Age” and its only just the beginning.
The possibilities are unimaginable. I thought it was a bit extreme when I read an Author C. Clarke sci-fi novel called, Light of Other Days in which people can send messages directly from brain to brain (some sort of brain to brain Internet) via a device that sends messages on a subatomic level. Now it doesn’t sound so strange anymore (well, ok, its still strange but it seem possible now).
Here are some mind blowing articles about quantum entanglement:
Quantum Teleportation of data (actually it’s the instantaneous transfer of quantum states, but teleportation sounds cooler)
The thing is that it has already being done:
Quantum Entanglement as an explanation for so called psychic phenomenon:
Highly controversial as parapsychology is the “leprosy” of
science. Just a hypothesis but interesting: