Tuesday, June 28, 2016


While the world has been focussed on the BREXIT vote and its implications, including (now) all the talk in the UK about why and how the referendum should be disregarded - after all, the "elites" think they're "elite"; why should they pay any attention to the public or silly things like votes and referenda - there have been some very interesting stories regarding space and technology, and the "strange stuff" I like to write about and that readers here come to expect. One of the many soace-and-technology-related stories I saw this past week was this one, shared by Ms. K.M., and I thought this one was a stunner, if one lets the implications soak in:
Russia aims to develop 'teleportation' in 20 years
Note what this is really all about: it's about a strategic development plan in which teleportation of information is a component of a wider strategic plan to expand Russia's computer technology, software, security, and yes, cyber-warfare capacity:
Now a Kremlin-backed research program is seeking to make the teleportation technology behind Captain Kirk’s transporter a reality.
A proposed multi-trillion pound strategic development program drawn up for Vladimir Putin would seek to develop teleportation by 2035
The $2.1 trillion (£1.4 trillion) “road map” for development of the cybernetics market to 2035 also includes developing a Russian computer programming language, secure cybernetic communications, quantum computing, and neural interfaces (direct connections between computers and human brains), Kommersant reported.
And note that Russia, in true "keep up with DARPA fashion" wants to have its own transhumanist interface technological capacity, and the same holds true for the emphasis on quantum computing.
But why quantum computing and this emphasis on teleportation? This may be a case of "you tell me," but in my daily dose of high octane speculation, I suspect that at least some of the motivation behind Russia's technology strategic development plan is stemming from its economic development plans with China, and about that all-important need that the BRICSA bloc has to put into place systems of international financial clearing that are (1) secure and (2) independent of the USSA or any of the current Western systems, i.e., independent of CHIPS and SWIFT. Tthe reason is rather obvious, for we've seen in the past few weeks stories concerning the hacking of various western banks by the group Anonymous and others, up to, and including, central banks. It does not require much imagination to see a potential nightmare scenario from this, for extrapolate the occasional hacking incident here or there to a full shut-down of the i9nternational clearing system and you get the idea. Simillarly, it can be argued that the West's own developments in these areas is also likewise in all probability motivated by similar considerations.
What is thus intriguing to contemplate here is that, from one point of view, the build out of such systems of clearing, and the build- out of cyber-security technologies - which quantum computing and teleportation would surely be - adds redundancy to an international financial clearing system that is not necessarily a bad thing, both from the security point of view and from the competition point of view.
And recall that Japan recently allowed Russia access to its JCB clearing system, the dominant system in use in the western Pacific. One might look for some interesting developments in the area of Russo-Japanese cooperation in these areas of technological development, for with Russia courting Japanese investments in Siberia, expect such technological collaboration to be front and center on the agenda, though both countries will quietly downplay it.

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