Quantum Physics Encryption Is The Next Big Thing
I know you slept through quantum physics class. Your snoring woke me up. Luckily, Someone at Magiq Technologies, among other people, was sitting up straight and taking notes. And they think they can make the next generation of data encryption essentially impregnable by using those pesky photons from page 234 in the textbook we didn't read either:
Magic combines a computer, a finely tuned laser, a photon detector, and a fiber-optic line. The laser inside the Magiq QPN box is adjusted to produce single photons, which are then sent over the fiber-optic cable to a second QPN box, which detects them and notes precisely their time of arrival.
The two boxes then compare how the photon appeared when it left the first box to how it appears when it arrived at the second. If they match, the photon is used to generate a key, which is used to encrypt the data. If they don't match, the photon is ignored. The obvservations of each good photon are saved and used as needed to generate keys. This process repeats itself hundreds of times a second.
Once the key is generated, it's a relatively simple matter to encrypt the data you want to send, whether it's a voice conversation or corporate strategic plan. But since the keys are impregnable, the data that's encrypted are too. Further complicating the problem for eavesdroppers is the fact that keys are generated hundreds of times a second, so the chance of getting enough information about the key to generate a copy and thus break the encryption is essentially zero.
It's unlikely that the current method of encryption is going to survive the gains in sheer computing horsepower available to people that want to steal your information forever. Read about the next way to stay secret.