The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)



Etiquette mavens say the book on manners must be rewritten, literally, to take into
account new technologies and social media (AFP Photo/Ed Jones)

A 2012 survey by Intel found that in several countries, a majority said they were put
off by "oversharing" of pictures and personal information on the
internet and smartphones (AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri)

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls
Logo No Hate Speech Movement

Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Despite quantum's gains, standard computers still rule

Google – AFP, Richard Ingham (AFP), 3 January 2014

(AFP/File, Paul J. Richards)

Paris — Quantum computing is getting the headlines these days, with buzz among scientists of giga-powered number-crunching and unbreakable encryption.

The US National Security Agency (NSA) is reportedly advancing towards a quantum computer that could crack almost any conventional algorithm.

The NSA plans were leaked by contractor Edward Snowden and reported by The Washington Post on Thursday.

Details of its work remain sketchy, though. And the agency is only one of many players, both public and corporate, in a field that must overcome many hurdles before it can dethrone standard computing.

Conventional computers work by processing binary code -- an information currency that exists in one of two states, either zero or 1.

Quantum computers, though, break free of the two-state constraints.

They harness the principle of quantum mechanics, when strange things occur through the state of an atom's spin, something called angular momentum.

In a quantum state, the atom goes into a condition called superposition. It can hold the value of zero or 1 or both values at the same time.

This juggling trick holds out the possibility of parallel processing on a massive scale.

An algorithm that a conventional supercomputer might take years to break could be cracked by so-called qubits, or quantum bits, in a fraction of the time.

"The special properties of qubits will allow quantum computers to work on millions of computations at once," says IBM. "For example, a single 250-qubit state contains more bits of information than there are atoms in the Universe."

Daunting engineering obstacles have to be overcome, though. In order to achieve the fragile quantum state, a cloud of atoms has to be cooled to near-absolute zero and controlled by pulses of laser.

Changes in temperature, electromagnetic waves and minute defects in material can all wreck the sought-after superposition that fuels the qubit.

Scaling up these computers from hugely expensive, highly protective labs represents "an enormous practical challenge," the Nobel jury said in 2012, when it awarded that year's physics prize for fundamental work on the quantum state.

Quantum's other big plus is a phenomenon called entanglement.

Particles created in a quantum state behave like psychic twins.

Even if they are far apart, a disturbance to one particle affects the other, a phenomenon that Einstein once called "spooky action at a distance."

Thus if a message sent in a quantum state is intercepted en route, the entanglement is destroyed -- and alarm bells ring that someone is eavesdropping.

Achieving quantum cryptography

Entanglement is the big goal of quantum cryptography.

It holds out the possibility of creating a unique, one-time code shared only by sender and recipient that would be almost impossible to decrypt by an outsider. Better still, the message could not even be touched during transmission.

Even without entanglement, though, the quantum state can be useful in cryptography, said Philippe Grangier, a specialist in quantum optics at France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

His team has done tests that sends a standard-encrypted message, along with a quantum-encrypted key, in squirts of light down a fibre-optic cable.

Once received, the key is then used to decode the message.

The technique uses the quantum signature in the key as a burglar alarm, Grangier said in a phone interview.

"Just the slightest interception of the data will reduce the size of the quantum key when it gets to the recipient, and the spy gets detected," said Grangier.

"The more the spy perseveres, the smaller the key becomes. Eventually, the connection is cut."

Their greatest length for transmission has been through a cable 80 kilometres (50 miles) long -- a distance that is useful for local communications but still way too short for transcontinental use or more.

Going beyond this distance lies the conundrum of how to amplify a weakening light signal down a cable so that the data is repeated but does not lose its quantum state through interference.

Other techniques aim at overcoming the "repeater" problem by line of sight laser transmission, in theory to satellites in near-Earth orbit.

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