Re: New Age Slavery

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:16 am, #50
by Jessica
Another blast from the past explaining how the first internet was developed. Although I was just a hippy girl in those days, it sure is interesting to watch the progression of the internet from then until now with new quantum features clearly within reach. If the first thought by a computer was that of a cat then someone needs to create a world in which these felines can frolic and play.

Quanta Magazine
To Invent a Quantum Internet
The physicist and computer scientist Stephanie Wehner is planning and designing the next internet—a quantum one
By Natalie Wolchover, on September 28, 2019 ... -internet/

The first data ever transmitted over Arpanet, the precursor of the internet, blipped from a computer at the University of California, Los Angeles to one at the Stanford Research Institute in Palo Alto on Oct. 29, 1969.

That evening, the team at UCLA got on the phone with the SRI team and began typing “LOGIN.” “We typed the L and we asked, ‘Did you get the L?’” the UCLA computer scientist Leonard Kleinrock recently recalled. “‘Yep’ came the reply from SRI. We typed the O and asked, ‘Did you get the O?’ ‘Yep.’ We typed the G and asked, ‘Did you get the G?’ Crash! The SRI host had crashed. Thus was the first message that launched the revolution we now call the internet.”
And now comes the designs for a quantum internet.
Wehner is now one of the intellectual leaders of the effort to create a new kind of internet from scratch. She is working to design the “quantum internet,” a network that would transmit — instead of classical bits with values of either 0 or 1—quantum bits in which both possibilities, 0 and 1, coexist. These “qubits” might be made of photons that are in a combination of two different polarizations. The ability to send qubits from one place to another over fiber-optic cables might not transform society as thoroughly as the classical internet, but it would once again revolutionize many aspects of science and culture, from security to computing to astronomy.