Space-based quantum-secured communication: it sounds like we just strung some impressive-sounding words together, doesn't it? In fact, it's an incredibly hot research area that has countries all over the world vying to be the ones credited with its invention. It's an advanced communication method that has two things going for it: one, it's instantaneous, and two, it's impossible to hack.
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A one-way function is easy to compute one way, but difficult to reverse. 01:33
Experts think that with the advent of quantum computing, codes that currently take computers hundreds of years to crack could be solved within minutes. 03:46
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