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Chips and Internet anyone?



For the very first time in history researchers have accomplished the teleporation of information between two computer chips. What does this mean for the internet? It's simple, progression into the most secure "Quantum Internet" that we've ever known.


A process called quantum entanglement has been a developing process by the experts from the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark. While in development, they were able to 'instantly send data' between two chips. The information was sent with no physical or electrical contact because quantum entanglement allows the particles to transmit the data.


This has been hailed a breakthrough in the world of quantum computing because altering one particle in the chip will automatically change the other one. This research could develop a new quantum internet that could protect all of the world's information from malicious attacks.



In order to achieve successful results, the experts created pairs of entangled photons. For this to work they had to ensure low levels of interference and high levels of accuracy within the quantum information. A chip was specially designed and programmed with circuits that generate light particles. These particles use quantum entanglement to instanly exchange information over a distance. While in testing it was found these particles can use quantum entanglement to communicate with different chips instantaneously.



While attempting to get the light particles to communicate with each-other experts saw a 91% success rate. Co-author of the study, Dan Llewellyn stated " We were able to demonstrate a high quality entanglement link across two chips in the lab".



When two particles become interwined in this way, it is known as Quantum Entanglement. These particles become so interconnected that they can continue to communicate over extremely long distances. Changing the particles of one particle will prompt the other to instantly copy the change. Because there is no limit to the distance between particles we are essentially "teleporting" the shared data. During this transfer the particles travel faster than the speed of light.




Einstein labelled moving faster than the speed of light as "spooky action at a distance". While quantum entanglement is still in the early stages and can be difficult to control the outlook is looking very promising for our future. We are all rooting for advances that everyone can take advantage of: super-powerful processing power and a next-level internet with built-in hacking protection. For now, we can keep relying on our trusty IT techs!






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