Spooked out by the CIA’s trove of infernal hacking tools that can spy on every aspect of our lives? Devastated by the thought what else the NSA and clandestine agencies in other countries have? The ghost of Orwell is telling you to kiss goodbye to privacy, liberty, democracy and similar quaint 20th century ideas?
Relax, we may still have the last laugh on Orwell. Unhackable communication networks using quantum mechanics are coming. China has already launched the world’s first ultra-secure quantum satellite. E-mails, short messages, phone calls, web surfing, online banking, social networking, etc., in a quantum network cannot be intercepted without instantly scrambling the information into useless bits and bytes. Here are some follow-up links to this technology of the future which is already upon us.