As China moves closer to building a working quantum communications network, the possibility of a quantum internet becomes more and more real.
But what does having a quantum internet mean?
The next level
The word “quantum” sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every quantum breakthrough elicits a positive response, in the case of a so-called quantum internet, people have a reason to be excited.
The internet as we know it uses radio frequencies to connect various computers through a global web in which electronic signals are sent back and…