Information for… ever. Against knowledge.
As the data boom continues to boom, more and more information gets filed in less and less space. Even the cloud will eventually run out of space, can’t thwart all hackers, and gobbles up energy. Now, a new way to store information could stably house data for millions of years, lives outside the hackable internet, […]
Quantum cryptography today uses optical fiber over several hundred kilometers and is marked by its high degree of security: it is impossible to copy or intercept information without making it disappear. However, the fact that it is impossible to copy the signal also prevents scientists from amplifying it to diffuse it over long distances, as […]
Light. Data. Universe.
The internet is often called the “World Wide Web,” but it’s not actually accessible to residents of a large portion of the world. Today, four billion people are offline, and 1.6 billion of them live in sparsely populated areas around the world. In recent years, a race to solve that problem has emerged among big […]
Information. Decay. Entropy. Clues…
Information may seem ethereal, given how easily we forget phone numbers and birthdays. But scientists say it is physical, and if a new study is correct, that goes for quantum systems, too. Although pages of text or strings of bits seem easily erased with the press of a button, the act of destroying information has […]
The age of information is without… “information”.
We supposedly live in the age of information. We have the Internet, the newspapers, Twitter, Facebook etc. We should be informed about everything at levels never before possible. And yet… We are in the darkness of ignorance like never before. Overinformation has become worse than no information at all. We are left in the mercy […]
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