Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Q-Day Predicted for 2025

Reuters reports:
QD5’s executive vice president, Tilo Kunz, told officials from the Defense Information Systems Agency that possibly as soon as 2025, the world would arrive at what has been dubbed “Q-day,” the day when quantum computers make current encryption methods useless. Machines vastly more powerful than today’s fastest supercomputers would be capable of cracking the codes that protect virtually all modern communication, he told the agency, which is tasked with safeguarding the U.S. military’s communications.

In the meantime, Kunz told the panel, a global effort to plunder data is underway so that intercepted messages can be decoded after Q-day in what he described as “harvest now, decrypt later” attacks, according to a recording of the session the agency later made public.

Militaries would see their long-term plans and intelligence gathering exposed to enemies. Businesses could have their intellectual property swiped. People’s health records would be laid bare. ...

Kunz is among a growing chorus sounding this alarm. Many cyber experts believe all the major powers are collecting ahead of Q-day. The United States and China, the world’s leading military powers, are accusing each other of data harvesting on a grand scale.

Okay, I am marking the calendar. 2025 is only a year away.

I think that there is no chance of a Q-Day in my lifetime, but it is nice to have these predictions.


  1. So we have five teams.

    The first team wants to abolish physical currency and replace it with digital currency, allowing government to micromanage every single financial transaction between individuals, and thus be able to monitor everyone like a Chinese dictator...because the government knows so much better.

    The second team wants to destroy traditional encryption using quantum computing means, and yet has no idea how such a computing method would actually work, only that if it did work it would undermine all computer security...and is largely funded by a government who thinks it knows what is best.

    The third team wants universal income where people are basically rewarded financially for breathing and pooping, of course it would be administered by the government...who knows what would be best.

    The fourth team is managed by incredibly wealthy billionaires who have decided everyone else but them should own nothing and love it...The billionaires have yet to disclose how they would remain billionaires in such a genius move.

    The fifth team wants to create AI to replace human thinking with something superior or even god-like in capacity which they call (ala Kurzweil) a singularity...which is also coincidentaly what physicists brilliantly decided to ascribe to black holes...and is largely underwritten by the government who thinks it knows best.

    Does anyone want to take any bets these various teams are on a collision course with each other?

    Evil mad scientists used to be a trope if not outright joke, yet now we actually have government funded researchers who openly try to create deadly new diseases (Covid 19) and extinction level events (AI) and economic totalitarianism (digital currency) because they think they know best
    ... oh well.

  2. Hi Berkeley Maths Ph.D. graduate censoring my comments!

  3. Weren't you, Roger,
    Who was shamelessly highlighting one rather incompetent Urbasi Sinha's 3rd class 3-slit interference experiment, just because, it politically fitted you? Hunh?

    Go ask her what she understands about my iqWaves paper, Roger! If she does.

    Or, you, yourself, you the Berkeley mathematician.

    Needless to say, mere Canadians like La Flamme or Perimeter or others don't matter.

    Difficult. Penquim. Psi atacks. Etc.

    1. And *who* told *you*, Roger, that *Americans* do [matter]?

      Not I/me!

    2. Also, that Californian American Kavli!
      Lots of incompetent *Americans* have been employed by him, just like Bill Gates and Bill Clinton.

    3. And now, dear Roger, it has become my onerous duty to inform you and also your readership that I also/even/too/etc. wish you all/each/everyone of you/etc. the following:

      Happy New Year!



    4. When a JPBTI from SF Bay Area, a *past* friend of Lousie Mississippi, IIT Bombay, South Indian Brahmin, and Republicans, a Brahmin (no matter what his Australoid features or ``Black'' Skin, he is a Republican, and more important, a ``Brahmin'') says something,

      Roger, it must be understood, just like NCP Shiroor MLA's ``phulora'' son who kicked me out of YOUR Atlanta, Georgia, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CItizen of the said USA, a RICH Sindhi raised in poor district of SATARA (read: Yeshwantrao Chavan's letter to Mrs. Venutai), viz. PananchghaaNeee or other British/Indian spellings:

      Amir Hudda was, is, and forever will be a III class man.

      He LOVES the Abhimanshree Society, and Mahabaleshwar, and PICT graduates, and SITUATES his own ass in COMFORT in YOUR OWN United States of America, Roger!

      Take it from me you Berkeley PhD Mathematician!