The world famous physicist, Alexander Lvovsky sees quantum computers as tools od destruction not creation.
Quantum Computers are heralded as the next step in the evolution of data processing.
For long time, the future of this technology promises us a tool that can outperform any conventional system, handling more data and at faster speeds than even the most powerful of today’s supercomputers.
As of now, much of the science dedicated to this field is still focused on the technology’s ultimate utilization.
The experts see the full extent the quantum computers could manage data at a rate that is remarkable, but exactly what kind of data processing will they be good for? A question behind this system that is now still unknown.
The today’s macro computers still have no ability of great encryption power existing today would be able to hide from the processing power of a functioning quantum computer.
In July, some of the leading names and personality in quantum technologies gathered at the semi-annual International Conference on Quantum Technologies in Moscow.
Alexander Lvovsky, Quantum Optics group leader at the Russian Quantum Center and Professor of Physics at the University of Calgary in Canada, one of the event’s speaker says quantum computers are a tool of destruction, not creation.
Today, all sensitive digital information sent over the internet is encrypted in order to protect the privacy of the parties involved. Already, we have seen instances where hackers were able to seize this information by breaking the encryption.
According to Lvovsky, the advent of the quantum computer will only make that process easier and faster.
“No encryption existing today would be able to hide from the processing power of a functioning quantum computer. Medical records, financial information, even the secrets of governments and military organizations would be free for the taking—meaning that the entire world order could be threatened by this technology,” says Physicist.