The news from the world of quantum physics edges ever-closer to technology that will transform in our daily lives. Well, not exactly. But an exotic quasiparticle called a majorana might be the gateway for creating stable qbits that can be manipulated to make it easier to design applications for quantum technology. A bridge between the fragile state of superposition and the observable world of normal physics, their creation relies on nano-scale magnets to create a virtual wire.
Fiction as Fact: The Future is Now
A few years ago, it was believed that practical quantum communication could only operate across submolecular distances in sub-zero, completely dry environments. As anyone who’s delved into the science links at the end of the Eupocalypse series of thriller science fiction books knows, DNA has the configuration to allow quantum entanglement in a wet environment at ambient temperatures.
Quantum Information in Normal Conditions
Recently, in a quantum physics laboratory, quantum communication was confirmed between two qubits separated by a meter-long microwave/radio electromagnetic transmission line.
Quantum physics and quantum communication is at the state computers were at in the 1960s. Just as the computing revolution led us to see data functioning everywhere in the real world, the ability to precisely measure quantum entanglement and transmission is likely to reveal quantum mechanics functioning on the normal and macro scales, in ways thought impossible a few decades ago.
In particular, gene function and gene modifications are likely to be mutually involved with quantum interactions. DNA contains the architecture to allow transmission of quantum entanglement via pi-stacking of the electron clouds in its linked nucleotides.
Apocalypse Not Necessary
The world of the acclaimed Eupocalypse science-fiction novels includes the story of an apocalyptic event that hastens the adoption of cybernetically and genetically modified sea creatures.
Outside the science fiction universe, the transition to quantum communications is on the horizon…and it’s likely to be biological.