No One June 16, 2019 10:17 AM

There is an uncomfortable truth lurking in the near distance: the internet will likely fragment, and China’s version will eclipse the others by far.

That is, the future is not us. For those who are paying attention, it goes like this: the center of wealth and technological innovation is going to call the shots and determine what the internet becomes, and by its nature the internet favors centralization. China is on course to become the wealthiest country the world has ever seen–wealthy to a staggering degree–and they are going to determine what the internet really becomes, especially as their technology outdoes that of the West.

No One/ Ex Cathedra June 18, 2019 1:17 AM

A question at CryptoStackExchange talks about one of Mr. Schneier’s main points (“…data authentication and integrity will become more important than confidentiality…”) and the expected future environment of quantum computing.

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