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1 letter per second is about what is needed for practical use, at least for a first-generation device. The question therein is whether such technology can be commercialized. Having many users would undoubtedly increase future accuracy as long as that data were allowed to be used, and it'd boost this forum's morale by giving the timeline another proven prediction.


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As far as I'm concerned, a device that is only one letter per second, or 8 words per minute, doesn't have much commercial value (medical maybe), and would only be something really of a novelty to start (as discussed in the timeline). At best, with something like that, maybe you could create shortcuts in windows, where you could open and close programs with your thoughts, but that would be about the extent of it. What I'd like to eventually see, is some kind of computer game, where your thoughts are interacting with character AI, and the kinds of inferences and decisions you make determine whether you progress in the game. 


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Entanglement of Separate Nanomechanical Devices Heralds Quantum Internet

Creating a deep quantum link between nanofabricated resonators on silicon chips is a step toward spy-proof communication, physicists say.

The strange laws of quantum mechanics make it possible to send information from one part of the universe to another with perfect privacy. Eavesdroppers cannot spy on this communication, even in principle. So governments, the military, banks, and others are eagerly awaiting improvements in this kind of technology.

Indeed, a basic version is already available. Current quantum communication systems rely on direct optical-fiber connections from one place to another. But because fibers absorb light, this limits the distance quantum information can be sent to a couple of hundred kilometers.

Sending quantum information further afield requires a quantum Internet—a network of quantum routers linked by fibers. These routers must receive quantum information, store it, and then send it on through the network.

That’s difficult, because quantum information is famously fragile—it decoheres at the drop of a hat and leaks into the environment. So physicists would dearly love to have a robust device that can receive and store quantum states.

Today, Ralf Riedinger at the University of Vienna in Austria and a few pals say they have developed just such a device. Their nanomachine is capable of receiving quantum information sent down ordinary fiber-optic cables and storing it.

The new device consists of a pair of nanofabricated silicon resonators—tiny silicon beams that vibrate like a guitar string. These beams are a few micrometers in scale, a size chosen to ensure that they resonate at a precise frequency in the optical telecommunications range—in this case 5.1 gigahertz (equivalent to a wavelength of 1,553.8 nanometers).

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New way to write magnetic info could pave the way for hardware neural networks
November 20, 2017 by Hayley Dunning

Researchers have shown how to write any magnetic pattern desired onto nanowires, which could help computers mimic how the brain processes information.

 

https://phys.org/new...are-neural.html


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Entanglement of Separate Nanomechanical Devices Heralds Quantum Internet
https://www.technolo...m-internet/amp/

 

So, Anyone understand why this is good? From what I can see, its a very expensive, very fragile fibre optic link between two points? Apart from being able to call it "quantum" what's the advantage of this over normal telecommunication systems? 

 

Is it impossible to hack?



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^^^^ Good question.  I fear I am not competent to provide good answers.

 

Anyway, the reason I came here was to post this.  Confirmation of Alislaws idea that we are indeed living in dark times.

 

FCC chairman proposes repeal of net neutrality regulations

 

http://www.latimes.c...1121-story.html

 

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(Los Angeles Times) The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed repealing tough net neutrality rules for online traffic, following through on a promise earlier this year to roll back the controversial Obama-era regulations.

 

Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Trump, opposed the rules when they were enacted in 2014, when the FCC was controlled by Democrats.

 

“Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the Internet,” Pai said in a written statement.

 

“Instead, the FCC would simply require Internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that’s best for them and entrepreneurs and other small businesses can have the technical information they need to innovate,” he said.

 

Under Pai’s plan, which he said would be publicly released Wednesday ahead of a Dec. 14 vote, the Federal Trade Commission would take over the job of policing Internet service providers for online privacy.


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The advantage is security it makes the system less likely to be hacked
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The advantage is security it makes the system less likely to be hacked

 

 

On the other hand it gives it to the 1% to control and to jack up the prices of services.

 

 

The poor get fucked.


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The advantage is security it makes the system less likely to be hacked



On the other hand it gives it to the 1% to control and to jack up the prices of services.


The poor get fucked.
What are you talking about? This is used in government labs to secure their internet from Chinese hackers

Edit:. I just realized you probably think I'm talking about the net neutrality rules, but I'm talking about the quantum internet. I'm not in favor of destroying net neutrality
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High-speed quantum encryption may help secure the future internet
November 24, 2017

 

Recent advances in quantum computers may soon give hackers access to machines powerful enough to crack even the toughest of standard internet security codes. With these codes broken, all of our online data—from medical records to bank transactions—could be vulnerable to attack.

 

Read more at: https://phys.org/new...ternet.html#jCp


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Intel’s New Core i5-8250U is a Huge Upgrade Over Older 7th Generation CPUs

    By Joel Hruska on November 22, 2017 at 1:37 pm

When Intel launched its new 8th generation quad-core processors in August, it wasn’t clear what kind of an upgrade we were actually getting. While putting a quad-core CPU in a modern laptop at 15W was a major achievement, there was always a question of how fast it would run or what kind of performance improvement users could expect.

The answer, according to Tech Report? Lots. Lots and lots. In fact, the Core i5-8250 delivers an average performance uplift in CPU tasks of 59 percent. That’s an enormous improvement in the 15W form factor, and Intel has pulled it off with apparently little impact on battery life.

Tech Report put a Core i5-8250U laptop up against the older dual-core Core i5-7200U and a 35W i7-7700HQ. While the 45W quad-core CPU is obviously going to be faster in most respects, the Core i5-8250 is far and away the better CPU over the Core i5-7200U.

 

https://www.extremet...generation-cpus


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Facebook will use AI to speed up response to suicidal posts
brian wang | November 28, 2017 |
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* Using pattern recognition to detect posts or live videos where someone might be expressing thoughts of suicide, and to help respond to reports faster
* Improving how we identify appropriate first responders
* Dedicating more reviewers from our Community Operations team to review reports of suicide or self harm

Over the last month, Facebook has worked with first responders on over 100 wellness checks based on reports we received via our proactive detection efforts. This is in addition to reports we received from people in the Facebook community. They also use pattern recognition to help accelerate the most concerning reports. They have found these accelerated reports— that they have signaled require immediate attention—are escalated to local authorities twice as quickly as other reports.

 

https://www.nextbigf...idal-posts.html


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Comcast will charge for internet fast lanes when net neutrality is repealed
brian wang | November 30, 2017 |
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Ars Technica reported that Comcast dropped its no paid prioritization pledge from its net neutrality page.

Comcast has drawn a distinction between “paid prioritization” and “anti-competitive paid prioritization.” Paid prioritization should not be banned entirely, but “anti-competitive paid prioritization” should be limited.

Comcast will do whatever can get away with to make more money

 

https://www.nextbigf...s-repealed.html


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Hot, sunny days could slow 5G networks, but research offers solutions
November 30, 2017

 

Hot, sunny weather could degrade future fifth-generation or "5G" cellular transmissions by more than 15%—which could mean more dropped calls in places like Florida and the Middle East—but an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University engineer says research will guide solutions.

 

https://phys.org/new...g-networks.html


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The F.C.C. Wants to Let Telecoms Cash In on the Internet
The New York Times' Editorial Board writes:

 

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission wants to let Comcast, Verizon and other broadband companies turn the internet into a latter-day version of cable TV, in which they decide what customers can watch and how much they pay for that content. That's essentially what would happen under the proposal by the chairman, Ajit Pai, to abandon the commission's network neutrality rules, which prevent telecom companies from interfering with how their customers use the internet.

Net neutrality prevents those companies from having companies like Amazon pay a fee to get their content delivered more quickly than their rivals', and from having the firms throttle other services and websites, even blocking customer access to, say, Netflix or an online newspaper. Under Mr. Pai's proposal, telecom companies would effectively be allowed to sell you a basic internet plan that might include only limited access to Google and email.

For Facebook and Twitter you might need a slightly more expensive deluxe plan. The premium plan might include access to Netflix and Amazon. Oh, and by the way, media businesses eager to gain more users could pay broadband companies to be included in their enhanced basic or deluxe plans.

Slashdot.net

 

https://www.nytimes....ml?src=twr&_r=0

 

Fucking greed. Sickening.


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USA First and China Second in Internet Ranking Index
brian wang | December 5, 2017 |
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China ranked second after the United States in an internet development index released on Monday that gauges six dimensions from internet infrastructure to application among 38 countries.

China has the largest number of internet users and is the world’s top e-commerce and mobile payment market by transaction volume, according to the Global Internet Development Index, published during the 4th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province.

The findings are part of the World Internet Development Report 2017, the first such industry index China has compiled as a world-leading digital force, said Yang Shuzhen, head of the Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies.

The top 6 rankings are

1. US
2. China
3. South Korea
4. Japan
5. UK
6. Singapore

 

 

https://www.nextbigf...king-index.html


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Samsung begins production on 512 GB flash storage for smartphones
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Samsung has begun mass production of a new 512 GB eUFS chip, which will increase the storage capacity of future smartphones(Credit: Samsung)

Samsung has started mass production of new embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) chips, which should bump up the storage capacity of future smartphones to a more capacious 512 GB. The chips can reportedly double the density of storage in the same amount of physical space as the previous unit.

Samsung has been producing V-NAND devices for the last few years, which are three-dimensional stacks of flash storage chips. This newest device is made up of eight 64-layer V-NAND chips and a controller chip, which will boost the storage capacity of the eUFS up to 512 GB. That's twice the storage capacity of the previous model, which contained 48 layers.

 

https://newatlas.com...and-chip/52491/


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Google blocks YouTube on Amazon devices in escalating feud
December 6, 2017 by Michael Liedtke

Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire.

 

Read more at: https://phys.org/new...evices.html#jCp


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Nvidia has GPU with Tensor cores has 9 times deep learning speed of previous Nvidia GPU
brian wang | December 8, 2017 |
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NVIDIA TITAN V is the most powerful graphics card ever created for the PC, driven by the world’s most advanced architecture—NVIDIA Volta. NVIDIA’s supercomputing GPU architecture is now here for your PC, and fueling breakthroughs in every industry.

* Titan V is priced at $2,999
* specialized for AI and scientific simulation processing
* 110 teraflops of performance
* 21.1 billion transistors,
* 12GB of HBM2 memory
* 5120 CUDA cores
* 640 “tensor cores”
* 9 times the deep-learning performance of its predecessor.

 

https://www.nextbigf...nvidia-gpu.html


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^110 teraflops!?

 

That's just insane. That's the same computing performance of a supercomputer that was ranked in the top 500 a few years ago.


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