Time crystals for a new internet revolution

Future quantum computers, which will have a ‘time crystal’ as a processor, will be able to perform calculations millions of times faster than today’s supercomputers, using energy as one household in the suburbs.

Although it seems to the average user that technology is advancing “at the speed of light” from year to year, new quantum computers, high-capacity optical networks and satellite internet that covers the entire planet will change our perception of computers. These are not just plans for the future – all these technologies are already in use today.

Quantum computers do not use zeros and ones – bytes of data, like all previous computers, mobile phones and smartphones. They are based on a completely different principle, using the quantum properties and properties of elementary particles.

The answer to the question of how it works in practice also depends on which scientist you ask, because even top physicists today do not completely agree when it comes to quantum science.

A world of movies, only a few years away
Today, just over four billion people worldwide use the Internet, while another 700 million have occasional access to the global network. Although at first glance it seems that almost all of humanity is online, almost three billion people still do not have any access to the Internet or computer. Most of them are African countries, but there are also those from South America, and there is no Internet at all in some parts of Europe. The reasons for that are numerous – war zones, underdeveloped telecommunication networks, and great poverty of the population. In many African countries, the reasons are even more basic – entire areas do not even have electricity. The UN estimates that only a third of the population of the African continent has access to the Internet, IT services and online knowledge bases.

Another major problem in the introduction of the Internet as a “global human right” is the lack of devices, not only computers and smartphones, but also equipment for building communication networks – various base stations, servers, routers, optical infrastructure, etc. IT equipment factories, based mainly in China and Asia, simply do not have enough resources to produce a sufficient number of chips, memory, screens and other components. And here the story goes back to the beginning – countries that are rich in rare metals and minerals usually have a very small internet population – Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia.

Technology has reached almost the maximum
Another element that will probably be key in the coming decades is lithium. It is necessary not only for batteries, but also for the production of printed circuits by the method of “component printing” (SMD, Surface Mounted Devices), which today makes most of the smartphones and laptops, says John Savić, an IT expert.

“There is no longer any room to improve the design of either the device or the components themselves. If it seems to you that in the last few years, all smartphones, laptops, and even TV devices are more or less similar, it is because they are based on a reference design “, points out Savić.

Large companies such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei and others, he adds, design several “classes” of their devices, so within them they change only certain components, such as processors, memory or cameras, and everything else is the same.

“Literally the same devices that are sold under different brands can often be found on the market. All this is to maximize profits while reducing product development costs. On the software side, most of today’s computers and smartphones are almost the same, only the differences differ, and that is usually in demanding games “, points out Savić.

“There will be no change in the near future – most large companies want to keep existing customers, so now they decide to support older models of devices, all in order to keep customers loyal to their brand, but also to make the most of various applications, which are again often in partnership with the hardware manufacturers themselves ”.

Quantum superposition – complicated even for scientists
Quantum Computers do not use classical computer chips, processors or memory chips, but use a phenomenon in physics known as “quantum superposition”. Although a rather complicated process, even for scientists, in short it works like this: each particle can have two types of energy at the same time, ie be both ‘zero’ and ‘one’ (unlike ordinary computers, where each piece of data or only zero or only one – binary string). Thus, this phenomenon from quantum physics can be efficiently used in computing, which shortens the time for numerous calculations and data processing, and the quantum computer solves every task almost instantly (or several million times faster than classical computers).

Due to this principle of operation, quantum computers will be impossible to hack in the future – a hacker or attacker can never know in which “version” the data is currently in the computer, and can not steal, copy or modify it in any way.

Google, which is also one of the leaders in the development of quantum technology, announced that it has managed to create

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