THE EDGE: My proposal for 8K X 8K digital quantum global television broadcasting just got more real as over 14 trillion atoms get motivated on command
My proposal for 8K X 8K digital quantum global television broadcasting just got more real as over 14 trillion atoms get motivated on command.
Satellites are not the future of TV. They are all going to get shot down, burned out by a solar storm or crunched up exactly like the feature film "GRAVITY" showed in graphic detail. The potential for a satellite killer EMP or solar storm is three times higher than the predictions for the California "BIG ONE" Earthquake. One bad state actor with a bag of nails in space could start a domino-effect satellite failure-cascade in minutes. Already, major network satellites have had to be moved to new orbits as battery systems, on-board, have begun to fail.
My peers just set a new record by linking together a hot soup of 15 trillion atoms in a bizarre phenomenon called quantum entanglement. The result is a major breakthrough in proving that you can send and resolve data via hyper- accurate sensors to detect ripples in space-time called gravitational waves or even the elusive dark matter thought to pervade the universe.
Entanglement, a quantum phenomena Albert Einstein famously described as "spooky action at a distance," is a process in which two or more particles become linked and any action performed on one instantaneously affects the others regardless of how far apart they are. Entanglement lies at the heart of many emerging technologies, such as quantum computing and feature film cryptography.
Entangled states are infamous for being fragile; their quantum links can be easily broken by the slightest internal vibration or interference from the outside world. For this reason, scientists attempt to reach the coldest temperatures possible in experiments to entangle jittery atoms; the lower the temperature, the less likely atoms are to bounce into each other and break their coherence. For the new study, researchers at the Institute of Photonic Science (ICFO) in Barcelona, Spain, took the opposite approach, heating atoms to millions of times hotter than a typical quantum experiment to see if entanglement could persist in a hot and chaotic environment.
"Entanglement is one of the most remarkable quantum technologies, but it is famously fragile," said Jia Kong, a visiting scientist at ICFO and lead author of the study. "Most entanglement-related quantum technology has to be applied in a low-temperature environment, such as a cold atomic system. This limits the application of entanglement states. [Whether or not] entanglement can survive in a hot and messy environment is an interesting question."Things get hot and messy and it works even better under circumstances that harm other transmission types...
The researchers heated a small glass tube filled with vaporized rubidium and inert nitrogen gas to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius), coincidentally the perfect temperature to bake cookies. At this temperature, the hot cloud of rubidium atoms is in a state of chaos, with thousands of atomic collisions taking place every second. Like billiard balls, the atoms bounce off each other, transferring their energy and spin. But unlike classical billiards, this spin does not represent the physical motion of the atoms.
That "stuff" that premeates the entitre planet is not "The Force" or "Tesla Goo". It is Quantum Entanglement! The resolution of the ideal human eye is 8000 lines by 8000 lines. At that resolution there is no screen-door effect and the images are as perfect as looking out of your window. 3D and VR look photo-real at 8K.
The physics of it can be described simplistically as: "when you jiggle a thing here, the same exact thing jiggles over here". The wonderful aspect of this part of physics is that "over here" can be the other side of the planet and all of the infrastructure to accomplish that exists, naturally, in the world. It takes relatively little energy to accomplish the "jiggling" of the "thing" or TV signal. Any NHK(tm) 8K resolution video camera is sufficient to capture a proper recording for quantum transmission. The encoding process uses a novel alogrithm but the concept of production is similar to current tv. The device to receive and watch the video plugs into the Q-USB or USB slot on any monitor. (Note: There are not yet any monitors with Q-USB slots in production. A regular USB will initially downgrade the signal if all you have is a 1K, 2K or 4K Monitor)
...But you probably can't view it properly until you have a full 8K monitor. Imagine watching TV, Movies and VR in this resolution!!! If you build a video wall out of 4K monitors, and fully hide the seams, you will get a rough idea of the effects but you need to stand a certain distance away to get your brain to merge the image)
In quantum mechanics, spin is a fundamental property of particles, just like mass or electric charge, that gives particles an intrinsic angular momentum. In many ways, the spin of a particle is analogous to a spinning planet, having both angular momentum and creating a weak magnetic field, called a magnetic moment. But in the wacky world of quantum mechanics, classical analogies fall apart. The very notion that particles like protons or electrons are rotating solid objects of size and shape doesn't fit the quantum worldview. And when scientists try to measure a particle's spin, they get one of two answers: up or down. There are no in-betweens in quantum mechanics.
Fortunately, the tiny magnetic fields created by a particle's spin allow scientists to measure spin in a number of unique ways. One of those involves polarized light, or electromagnetic waves that oscillate in a single direction.
The researchers shot a beam of polarized light at the tube of rubidium atoms. Because the atoms' spins act like tiny magnets, the polarization of the light rotates as it passes through the gas and interacts with its magnetic field. This light-atom interaction creates large-scale entanglement between the atoms and the gas. When researchers measure the rotation of the light waves that come out the other side of the glass tube, they can determine the total spin of the gas of atoms, which consequently transfers the entanglement onto the atoms and leaves them in an entangled state.
"The [measurement] we used is based on light-atom interaction," Kong said. "With proper conditions, the interaction will produce correlation between light and atoms, and then if we do correct detection, the correlation will be transferred into atoms, therefore creating entanglement between atoms. The surprising thing is that these random collisions didn't destroy entanglement."
In fact, the "hot and messy" environment inside the glass tube was key to the experiment's success. The atoms were in what physicists call a macroscopic spin singlet state, a collection of pairs of entangled particles' total spin sums to zero. The initially entangled atoms pass their entanglement to each other via collisions in a game of quantum tag, exchanging their spins but keeping the total spin at zero, and allowing the collective entanglement state to persist for at least a millisecond. For instance, particle A is entangled with particle B, but when particle B hits particle C, it links both particles with particle C, and so on.
This "means that 1,000 times per second (way better than the 60 frames per second of broadcast media), a new batch of 15 trillion atoms is being entangled," Kong said in a statement. One millisecond "is a very long time for the atoms, long enough for about 50 random collisions to occur. This clearly shows that the entanglement is not destroyed by these random events. This is maybe the most surprising result of the work."
These results help to develop ultra-sensitive magnetic field processors for TV transmission, capable of measuring magnetic fields more than 10 billion times weaker than Earth's magnetic field. Such powerful magnetometers have applications in many fields of science. For example, in the study of neuroscience, magnetoencephalography is used to take images of the brain by detecting the ultra-faint magnetic signals given off by brain activity.
Even though the "15 Trillion Atom" effect sounds incredible, it is only a "small miracle" compared to the work our associates are doing at CERN and in regional private test centers. All existing TV's and PC's will work with a USB dongle appliance for new Quantum TV and it will look great on your "old 2K and 4K monitors"...but save your pennies for the new 8K monitors in 2022! Even the smallest broadcasters can push quantum entangled TV transmissions around the globe because the power demands are not that high. Peer to peer and mesh networking fills in all of the delivery gaps in the new quantum world. Quantum broadcasting won't break the internet "pipes" with overload because there are no "pipes" to break in the quantum world.