Sunday, June 18, 2017

When China Made the CIA Obsolete with Quantum Entanglement #Science

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In a landmark study, a team of Chinese scientists using an experimental satellite has tested quantum entanglement over unprecedented distances, beaming entangled pairs of photons to three ground stations across China—each separated by more than 1,200 kilometers. The test verifies a mysterious and long-held tenet of quantum theory, and firmly establishes China as the front-runner in a burgeoning “quantum space race” to create a secure, quantum-based global communications network—that is, a potentially unhackable “quantum internet” that would be of immense geopolitical importance. The findings were published Thursday in Science.

Scientific American: China Shatters “Spooky Action at a Distance” Record, Preps for Quantum Internet

The interested student is invited to read the article for the fullness of quantum entanglement but an unhackable Internet irrevocably destroys the stranglehold the CIA has on the Internet so it can be again that which the designers imagined as a place of international sharing.  The World Wide Web did an excellent job with that but then the CIA poisoned it with all their hacks and their bobbing and weaving about who did what.  When China wields science beyond the CIA's capability, the CIA drops back to being what they really were in the first place:  a bunch of fops who sit around watching James Bond movies.

There is no James Bond in the CIA since they tried for fifty years to whack Castro and screwed it up every time.  If the CIA actually trains spooks for that function, they really suck at it and that's shown by their record.

Cadillac Man and I had a good talk about this last night and he's somewhat more forgiving of the CIA than I but I can forgive him for that ... even tho he's farking wrong (larfs).

He had a well-timed delivery about the fundamental architecture of the United States government in the context of judicial, executive, and legislative branches acting as checks and balances on each other.  That sterling design is one of America's proudest contributions to history ... or it was until Truman authorized the CIA in the early 50s since it became, in effect and function, a fourth branch of government.

The CIA undermines the system of checks and balances since they're not accountable to anyone.  Ostensibly they report to the President but, as you have seen, they're openly attacking the President in public Senate hearings.  In technical terms, that's a loose cannon.

The Regulars are readers so there's no need to flog the fact Truman and Eisenhower immediately after him were horrified by how much the CIA got out of control but both failed to stop it.  Now it runs with no controls of any kind and the country has been almost continuously at war ever since.

Truman will be back in a future discussion since he was at the turning point for the Cold War and he failed to deal with it.  Coming to an agreement should not have been particularly difficult when America was dealing from a position of strength anyway.  However, now that nukes are out of control and the CIA has transmogrified into a two-headed demon, it would take a leader with the skills of General Omar Bradley and Mohandas Gandhi rolled into one but we've only had yokels for the most part who kowtow to the CIA.

All of those considerations become irrelevant when the CIA cannot interrupt the source and that's exactly the direction of China's research.  Whether they do that specifically to revolt against the CIA dominance of the Internet is unknown but that aspect can't go past them since all of the world has experienced it.  The only ones who seem unaware of it are Americans.

Without control of the Internet, the CIA just becomes some old, bald-headed fat men talking to pigeons on the Senate steps.

Watson: whereas currently they talk to pigeons inside the Senate?

You're the straight man, Watson.  Understand that.

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