Living inside a quantum city? It’s not that far from reality. A new study reveals that it could happen much sooner than we think.
Although according to a famous quantum experiment, reality does not exist until we observe it, a team of researchers from the Sorbonne University in Paris has published in Arxiv a new research that would simulate a real quantum city, as big as Paris itself. An important premise is that all sharing of data and information within the “quantum internet” is absolutely safe for anyone.
Nowadays there are already similar networks, but these they tend to be small and slow in their day-to-day application and functionality. By virtue of this, the experts have seen fit to test the current technology consisting of optical fiber and devices that generate light coded with quantum information.
The famous French capital was then reproduced on the computer, so that the possibility of a transformation into a functional quantum city could be observed through a network composed of a main hub defined Connector surrounded by several called users client, then connected via conventional optical fibers. In a nutshell, the simulations have allowed us to observe how the Qonnector can interface, going to share quantum cryptographic information with one Qlient at a time or with many at the same time.
Although there was much initial skepticism, the results have boded well. Very procedures indeed they worked surprisingly well, causing very few problems in the network. As stated by Dr. Mehdi Namazi: “The concept of metropolitan quantum networks is receiving a lot of attention and these simulations show that the technology needed is not unreasonably futuristic.”
As IBM’s presentation of the world’s largest quantum chip demonstrates, in the near future it will be essential to master these technologies in the best possible way in order to be able to greatly simplify our lives, perhaps managing to solve problems that are inconceivable at the moment.