Thursday, June 03, 2004

Beam Me Up, Scotty

BBN Technologies (you remember them, they built the original ARPANet, predecessor of the modern Internet) has announced that it has built the world's first quantum cryptography network and is now operating it continuously beneath the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Can quantum teleportation using the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen effect be far behind? Probably :(

Does this mean that everyone will adopt secure encryption, eliminating electronic eavesdropping from things like Echelon and Carnivore? Probably not :(


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