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A breakthrough in quantum cryptography demonstrates that information can be encrypted and then decrypted with complete security using the combined power of quantum theory and relativity — allowing the sender to dictate the unveiling of coded information without any possibility of intrusion or manipulation.
The article is light on details, but says quantum theory and relativity theory work together to allow "bit commitment". Anyone understand this well enough to share insight in layman's terms?" Link to Original Source
umundane (1490741) writes "Goodreads.com is hosting a live video chat with Neal Stephenson, author of newly released REAMDE as well as previous speculative and historical fiction books such as Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and Anathem.
Here's an excerpt from the announcement sent to goodreads.com members:
"We're hosting a live video chat with him on Wednesday, September 21, 6 pm Eastern/3 pm Pacific where we'll be asking him questions and discussing his newest book, Reamde."" Link to Original Source