An unhackable quantum internet includes tough privacy questions

WHEN a powerful new technology comes around, people often split into two camps: those captivated by its benefits and those worried by the difficulty it could unleash. It has happened with everything from knitting machines in the 16th century to artificial intelligence today.

It really is, of course, a false dichotomy. As physicist and artificial intelligence researcher Max Tegmark put it in this magazine: “Are you the sort of one who thinks fire can kill persons or the sort of one who thinks that fire will keep people warm in the winter? Both things are true, obviously.” (18 July 2020)

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WHEN a powerful new technology comes around, people often split into two camps: those captivated by its benefits and those worried by the difficulty it could unleash. It has happened with everything from knitting machines in the 16th century to artificial intelligence today. It really is, of course, a false dichotomy. As physicist and artificial…

WHEN a powerful new technology comes around, people often split into two camps: those captivated by its benefits and those worried by the difficulty it could unleash. It has happened with everything from knitting machines in the 16th century to artificial intelligence today. It really is, of course, a false dichotomy. As physicist and artificial…

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