Quantum Security: How Much Time Will We Have to Conquer a Cryptography Crisis?

There is increasing urgency to develop new cryptography standards, as the power of the quantum computer threatens to expose sensitive private information and critical secrets. Governments, academia, and industry are launching initiatives – but will they produce a standard in time for the quantum computing revolution?

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Increasing Precision in Time Measurement, From the Atom to the Cosmos

Time is perhaps the most important measurement that any of us makes each day, and throughout history humans have developed many forms of measuring time. As our knowledge of the universe expands, so does our comprehension and tracking of time, from the atomic to the cosmic scale.

From What Is Real, to What Is Possible: The Discovery and Creation of Time Crystals

Scientists are attempting to apply the principles of crystals to quantum mechanics, and in the process generate perpetual motion at regular time intervals. Their discoveries could change our understanding of the order of time and the second law of thermodynamics.

Time Cells: How Our Brains Record the Passing of Time

Time is something we experience but cannot see, although time structures our understanding of reality: the past, future, and present. New research shows that part of our brains is exclusively dedicated to timekeeping.

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Plato’s Pod: Dialogues on the works of Plato

Plato's Pod: Dialogues on the works of Plato by James Myers

Plato’s Pod is a podcast of discussions on the works of Plato, the philosopher and geometer who wrote nearly 2,400 years ago.  Plato would have imagined no better way than in dialogue for knowledge – the account of the reasons why – to find its home.
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Our Exchange of Complex Ideas Over Time

James Myers introduces Plato’s Pod series on the Cratylus  with thoughts on Plato’s Theory of Forms and its relevance to human development and exchange of complex ideas with meaning that evolves in time.  With recent powerful advances in machine language technology, do we have the knowledge to distinguish between our own words and those of the machines learning to simulate us?

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Featured Blog: Connection Between Time and Value

As inflation reduces the value of money, we might question how much of the value destruction arises from our fading belief in the potential of the future?.. [Read More]

In Focus

Time, Black Holes, and the Search for the Theory of Everything

Physicists continue to search for a single mathematical framework that will describe the whole universe. Could a new approach to the long-pursued ‘Theory of Everything’ reveal secrets from black holes and even allow time travel?

The Science of Consciousness: Have We Finally Solved the Mystery Inside Our Heads?

Science has long tried to explain what makes us conscious beings. New research suggests that to solve this mystery, we need to consider Einstein’s relativity theory and the conscious perspective at each point in spacetime.

What Were They Thinking? The Past and Future of Humanity and Technology as Imagined in the 1968 Epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey

What Were They Thinking? The Past and Future of Humanity and Technology as Imagined in the 1968 Epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey

The film classic presents a vision of the future that after 55 years still resonates in the imagination. As the power of today’s computers approaches the movie’s HAL 9000, the message about our relationship with technology is increasingly relevant.

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Major Advances in Quantum Computing Revolution

A quantum computer has just been used to simulate a wormhole, holding potential for future space travel. With recent advances in powerful computing capacity, and the rapid growth of the quantum computing industry, the technology promises many benefits including reduction of pollution and conflict.

Introduction to Quantum Accounting Theory, Part 2

Quantum accounting records the order of the quantum computer’s signals that begin in two states simultaneously and output to two points on the spherical limit of the qubit. The first principle of quantum accounting considers the geometry of the sphere, the time order of signals from present to past and future, and the nature of the quantum as the universal medium of the account.

The Two Key Values in Quantum Accounting, Part 2: Where is the Elusive 0?

In Part 2 of our series, we find that to balance the quantum account, zero must remain in the middle of the qubit sphere, but we face the problem and paradox of locating that point. We conclude the only way to pinpoint the middle is to define – simultaneously – the radius of the debit and credit.

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Experiment Points to Possible Universal Connection for Classical and Quantum Mechanics

A recent experiment holds the possibility for a major breakthrough to connect quantum mechanics with classical mechanics. It identified exceptional points, singularities where phase transitions occur in both systems and seem to defy the universal law of conservation of energy.

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Quantum Security: How Much Time Will We Have to Conquer a Cryptography Crisis?

There is increasing urgency to develop new cryptography standards, as the power of the quantum computer threatens to expose sensitive private information and critical secrets. Governments, academia, and industry are launching initiatives – but will they produce a standard in time for the quantum computing revolution?

Where Do I End and Where Does the Machine Begin?

With Neuralink planning to implant a computer interface in a human brain in 2023, we wonder what the technology will mean to the future of human interactions and experience. With so much of the brain’s function still unknown, and many ethical issues to address, maybe the biggest question – if you were receiving an implant – would be “Where do I end and where does the machine begin?”

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Two Technological Choices for a Future as Good or as Bad as We Can Imagine

Will we become the servants of our technology or will it serve us? The two choices we face with the tremendous creative and destructive power of today’s technology will shape the reality of tomorrow. The future hangs in the balance of our imagination.

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What Were They Thinking? The Past and Future of Humanity and Technology as Imagined in the 1968 Epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey

What Were They Thinking? The Past and Future of Humanity and Technology as Imagined in the 1968 Epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey

The film classic presents a vision of the future that after 55 years still resonates in the imagination. As the power of today’s computers approaches the movie’s HAL 9000, the message about our relationship with technology is increasingly relevant.

Flying saucers from Plan 9 from Outer Space.

What Were They Thinking? The Lighter Side of 1950s Sci-fi Films and Cult Classics

The public demand for science fiction movies in the 1950s spawned many lower-budget films. Many were gimmicky, but a number were surprisingly imaginative and over the years have become cult classics.

What Were They Thinking? Popular Imagination of Outer Space in Motion Pictures of the 1950s and 1960s

In the 1950s, the movie screens were full of tales of science fiction that gripped the human imagination. As millions flocked to the theatres for entertainment before TV and the internet took over, we explore how their hopes and fears for the future were reflected in the motion pictures.

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Increasing Precision in Time Measurement, From the Atom to the Cosmos

Time is perhaps the most important measurement that any of us makes each day, and throughout history humans have developed many forms of measuring time. As our knowledge of the universe expands, so does our comprehension and tracking of time, from the atomic to the cosmic scale.

From What Is Real, to What Is Possible: The Discovery and Creation of Time Crystals

Scientists are attempting to apply the principles of crystals to quantum mechanics, and in the process generate perpetual motion at regular time intervals. Their discoveries could change our understanding of the order of time and the second law of thermodynamics.

Time Cells: How Our Brains Record the Passing of Time

Time is something we experience but cannot see, although time structures our understanding of reality: the past, future, and present. New research shows that part of our brains is exclusively dedicated to timekeeping.