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Future Internet and Optical Quantum Communications

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The Future of the World Economy is a Knowledge Economy — the Internet, its Backbone

 

 

- The Internet - A Critical Infrastructure In The Digital Age

Over the centuries, new technologies have ushered in a new era of incremental change in every aspect of life and revolutionized countless industries. The invention of the steam engine ushered in the Industrial Revolution, expanding trade and transportation. Quantum physics is the foundation of the electronic revolution that brought us transistors, televisions, radios, and computers. The Internet has sparked an amazing information and communication revolution that still sends shockwaves through nearly every industry and at the core of our culture and way of life. 

The future Internet is the general term for the research activities of the new Internet architecture. The future of the internet is what we shape for the next generation. Humanity must be at the center of the future Internet. No one can predict the future of the internet, but it's too important to ignore. Most believe that the internet will continue to shape our digital future. 

In our digital world, the internet has long been an essential part of the infrastructure. Larger and larger streams of data flow tirelessly across the globe. Connectivity is an indispensable foundation for future technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality. Digitization is impossible without the Internet. The Internet provides the infrastructure to connect digital infrastructure and services on demand at software speeds through secure software-defined interconnections. Extend hybrid deployments for network agility with simple, secure, direct connectivity to partners and providers. 

As we move deeper into the next technological revolution, artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, the Internet of Things, and more are transforming our daily lives, and the things we do and the way we do things are changing dramatically. But the shift to breakthrough capabilities and insights requires a robust network backbone with the speed and weight of next-generation 5G wireless networks.

 

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- The Web and The Internet

The Internet is arguably the most important technological revolution in human history. However, some important challenges remain, and much remains to be done to ensure equitable and equal access to life-changing digital connections for everyone around the world. 

To say that our relationship with the web has fundamentally changed over the past 10 years would be an understatement. The beams of light that pass through fiber-optic glass, and the high-frequency wireless signals that go in and out of our phones, make it possible to download anything at near-instantaneous speeds almost anywhere in the developing world. The children grew up meeting many relatives mainly through glowing tablets. 

New trends always come and go: that's the nature of the internet! There are now more than 5 billion Internet users worldwide, while social media users have crossed the 4 billion mark, marking an important milestone in the world's move towards universal access.

Nearly 60% of the world's population is already online, and recent trends suggest that by mid-2020, more than half of the world's population will be using social media. It is increasingly important to develop new ways of accessing information, knowledge and ideas. 

Keeping a close eye on these trends allows us to deliver our expert services that have delivered real results for some of the world's biggest brands. The following trends have already begun to emerge and will no doubt continue to evolve to change the future of Internet technology.

 

- Wireless 5G and The Internet

All 5G wireless devices in the cell are connected to the internet and cell phone network via radio waves via the local antenna in the cell. 5G networks are designed to connect more devices than traditional cellular networks. We are in the early stages of this technological revolution, but the development of 5G and its relationship to smart devices will have an impact on all industries, especially automotive, healthcare and IoT.

We are at the beginning of a new era characterized by digitalization and the Internet of Everything. The goal of the next-generation Internet is to spontaneously enable any required bandwidth between any and all actors or data centers through abstraction and automation. For this, continuous further development of existing technologies is required and, in addition, new ways of integrating infrastructure, software and services must be conceived. Efficient data processing is becoming more and more important - in the future, it is conceivable that analysis will already be performed during network transmission.

 

- The Future of Quantum Computing and Its Applications

Quantum computers aren't just about doing things faster or more efficiently. They'll let us do things we couldn't even dream of without them. Things even the best supercomputers can't do. They have the potential to rapidly accelerate the development of artificial intelligence. Google is already using them to improve software for self-driving cars. They are also important for simulating chemical reactions.

Currently, supercomputers can only analyze the most basic molecules. But quantum computers operate using the same quantum properties of the molecules they are trying to simulate. They should have no problem with even the most complex responses. That could mean more efficient products — from new materials for electric car batteries, to better, cheaper drugs, or vastly improved solar panels. Scientists hope quantum simulations may even help find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Quantum computers will find use wherever large, uncertain, complex systems need to be simulated. From predicting financial markets to improving weather forecasts to modeling the behavior of individual electrons: using quantum computing to understand quantum physics, anything is possible.

 

 

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