Quantum Computing and its Impact on The Internet Of Things (IoT)

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The world is evolving, at an exponential rate and at the center of it, is technological flux that is spreading its tentacles, across many spectrum.

Technology has impacted the outlook of the world, with innovations, such as, Artificial Intelligence, (AI), 5G, Serverless computing, Blockchain, Robotics, Biometrics, 3D printing and a host of others.

One innovation that, however, seems to be the vehicle that will usher in, the 5th industrial revolution is, quantum computing.

We are, almost, on the verge of entering the 5th industrial revolution, as technology has started evolving, beyond classical computing, into a new data era, known as quantum computing.

Quantum computing, although, still at a developmental stage, will usher us, into the future, through an acute impartation, on the landscape of artificial intelligence and data analytics.

This technology, will help us to solve some of the biggest and most complex challenges that, humans face and contribute, enormously, in the fields of intelligence, drug design and discovery, finance, aerospace designing, polymer design, Artificial Intelligence, (AI), Big Data, digital manufacturing, etc.

Quantum physics, has two features, which are called superposition and entanglement and on both, supercomputers, are built on.

Quantum computing is, basically, built on principles of quantum theory.

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It focuses, largely, in the area of computing and developing computer technology, which explains the behavior of energy and material, on the atomic and sub-atomic levels.

It was explained in Gartner as, “the use of atomic quantum states, to effect computation. Data is held in qubits, (quantum bits), which have the ability, to hold all possible states, simultaneously.

Quantum computing is, basically, going to speed up and encode information, a hundred times faster, than what we are experiencing now, as it uses quantum bits, or, qubits.

Present computers that we use today, cannot match up to the speed of quantum computing, as it, only, functions on a level and encodes information, in bits that take the value of 1, or, 0.

“While the classical computer is, pretty good, at calculus, the quantum computer is, even, better, at sorting, finding prime numbers, simulating molecules and optimization and thus, could open the door, to a new computing era”, as was noted, in Morgan Stanley report.

How, then, will the Internet of Things, (IoT), benefit from Quantum computing?

There is, an intersection, at which quantum computing and IoT, meet and this intersection is what makes the Internet of Things, (IoT), something to watch out for.

The Internet of Things, (IoT), refers to the general idea of things that are reachable, readable, recognizable and controllable, via the Internet.

It, also, relates to the interaction, between people, machines, sensors, devices and data.

Billions of data are generated, every second, from the interaction, between man and machine and IoT, presents to us, a better opportunity, of using this data and converting it, to something, more beneficial.

The challenge now is, how do we, effectively, use, monitor and ensure quality service, of the IoT?

Efficiency, scalability and processes are needed, for the effectiveness of any new technology, or, capability and this is, where quantum computing, comes into play.

Quantum computing technologies, will optimize computing power, computing models, network latency, inter-operability, artificial intelligence and a host, of other things that dabble, in the data sphere.

The 5G, will be the vehicle that will secure, end-to-end communications, which is fundamental and quantum encryption, may be the very solution that will further enhance the growth, of IoT connectivity, across the world.

With IoT set to play a more important roles, in defining the future, its security, poses an issue that needs to be, critically, assessed.

Presently, cryptographic algorithms, cannot guarantee watertight security because, they rely on public-key schemes and hackers, can break their encryption, with the quantum computers, but this can happen, “only”, if the quantum computing network is hacked, (which is, almost un-hackable).

The future of these technological innovations looks very promising and interesting. As quantum computing abilities advance, the world needs to be, fully, prepared, to harness, all the possibilities and potentials that, it will present to us.

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