Quantum World’s new innovative technology, which will be commercially available in the first quarter of 2017, provides a number of tools for developing and testing more secure methods for storing and transferring our private and critical information. China just spent over $100 billion in R&D to send its first satellite into orbit to use quantum mechanical principles for securely sending encryption keys form one point to another. Although this approach has some severe limitations, it still blows the socks off developments in the West. Google is developing a new version of its Chrome browser that is supposedly resistant to attacks by quantum computers is called post-quantum cryptographic technology. These developments illustrate the very significant interest and willingness of companies to spend many billions of dollars to develop technologies either using quantum processes for key distribution or technologies resistant to quantum-enabled attackers.
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In quantum theory – and in actual measurements – photons can be entangled so a mysterious connection between them seems to act instantaneously. Measurement made on one photon at a first location will correlate with measurements made on its entangled twin at a distant location. This quantum principle, together with the fact that no one can fake or copy an entangled photon without the receiving party knowing it has been compromised, is the basis of quantum key distribution. Our HyperGen™ device provides a series of true random numbers that are independent and completely unpredictable. These numbers are generated at exact times relative to global atomic time standards, accurate to about 50 nanoseconds regardless of the user’s location. The highly accurate time is based on timing signals received from GPS satellites. Experiments or generators located only 200 feet apart and using the same type of absolute time standard will be completely independent because information cannot transfer between the two locations faster than the speed of light. These independent random numbers can be used in experiments and tests of nonlocality, that is, tests of Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance.” In addition, two HyperGen™ devices can be used to generate free random numbers, which have subtle but real differences from currently defined randomness.
These are examples of some of the capabilities of our new product, which is aimed at making development of post-quantum technology simpler, faster, and available to labs or businesses without billion dollar budgets.
ComScire® is a registered trademark of The Quantum World Corporation. We sell true random number generators to military agencies (in the US and various other countries), military contractors, cryptography and information security companies as well as many gaming companies including several US state lotteries and some country lotteries. All these users depend on our generators to produce absolutely unpredictable random numbers that are used to create secure cryptographic keys or verifiably fair lottery drawings, or other examples from a large list of applications. The fundamental theory and design of these generators, including their quantum mechanical basis, is described in our white paper as well as in a number of patents available on our website.
Scott A. Wilber is president of The Quantum World Corporation. He is an inventor and entrepreneur with 12 issued patents with many others pending. He also invented the first commercially viable pulse oximeter and co-founded Bioximetry Technology, Inc. to manufacture and sell this important medical device. Wilber founded Soricon Corporation and invented OCR technology that was used in the first check scanners initially placed in Safeway stores. The Quantum World Corporation, founded in 1994, sells true random number generators worldwide. The company’s intellectual property covering information security is very broadly licensed. In 2005 Wilber founded Psigenics Corporation and has several issued patents covering a new type of artificial intelligence and question answering systems.
1 Patent pending.