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High technology: on the eve of a breakthrough

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The last three to five years can hardly be called significant in terms of the technological development of mankind. In any case, nothing comparable to the creation of the World Wide Web or the appearance of fundamentally new communication devices such as smartphones available to all, has not happened over this period of time. Nevertheless, many experts in the specialized fields of science and technology believe that all the innovations that have appeared during this time are only steps leading us to a new big breakthrough.


Let us briefly recall what the last "five-year plan" still boasts in terms of new products in the field of high technologies. I'll start with the most ambitious and promising, and only then move on to things more mundane. At the same time, I will try to pay special attention to those aspects of progress that have already found their application in the military sphere or are likely to find it in the future.

Many experts consider the realization of the concept of quantum electronics to be a global achievement. It's too early to talk about a full-fledged computer operating on this principle, but the first quantum chips in 16 and 17 qubits, whose action is based on this technology, were presented by Intel and IBM back in 2017. In 2010, the construction of a quantum supercomputer was considered only hypothetically possible, today there are already concrete steps in this direction.

Quantum communication is even more real. Here China was ahead of the rest. All in the same 2017, the first satellite of just such a communication system was launched into orbit there and the first quantum communication line with a length of 2 thousand kilometers was launched. Jian-Wei Pan, the chief researcher of the relevant scientific and technological project, called QUESS, already then said that by 2030 it would be quite possible to talk about creating a new generation global communication network.

What is its main advantage? Quantum cryptography, according to scientists, gives an almost one hundred percent guarantee of the protection of information transmitted in this format. Neither hack it nor decipher it is impossible in principle. There is not the slightest doubt that with the successful development of this direction, all military and other "power" structures will switch to "quantum".

Blockchain. Electronic technology, which a decade ago was associated exclusively with the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, which seemed to most dubious exotic, is now conquering the world more and more actively. State financial and fiscal structures in many countries are seriously preparing to adopt it to control transactions, collect taxes and other things. In particular, the head of Sberbank German Gref said that this innovation in general "will revolutionize all spheres of life - from government agencies and banks to agriculture." It is clear that in Russia too.

Unmanned vehicles can hardly be called a novelty, but it was in recent years that its development has accelerated dramatically and acquired completely new dimensions. If in 2004, at the first competition of cars without drivers, none of the fifteen teams never made it to the finish line, despite a million dollar prize, today unmanned taxis have become a reality not only in the USA and China, but also in our country. The domestic auto giant KamAZ is very serious about making progress in this area, and there is no doubt that its offspring, capable of acting autonomously, will not only have a civil purpose.

Naturally, the development of high technologies could not fail to reach hundreds of millions of ordinary people in the form of new products in familiar gadgets and household items. The same Touch ID system that recognizes the owner of a smartphone or tablet by fingerprints was introduced for the first time seven years ago, but it was in the last five years that it experienced a real boom and began to be introduced almost everywhere. By the way, in the arms business, it has also been implemented. A couple of years ago in Germany, for example, the production of a "smart" pistol was started, which does not differ from its "brothers" in anything except this system. And this example is not unique.

Another innovation that is likely to enter the life of each of us in the foreseeable future is “smart” clothes made from so-called electronic textiles, that is, from fabrics with embedded chips that can give the usual jacket or trousers completely new properties. For example, changing its own structure in accordance with environmental conditions. Also, it is already quite real to control the health status, temperature and other parameters of a person wearing "smart" clothes, using sensors integrated into it. For military affairs, technology, you see, is simply irreplaceable.

All this, of course, is a short and far from complete overview of those innovations that have already become a reality in recent years or are on the verge of widespread adoption. And the crisis that mankind is experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic, most likely, will not only not slow down research in most key areas in the field of high technologies, but, on the contrary, will accelerate it at times. In the field of modern medicine - for sure. The hardships we endured too convincingly showed the importance and necessity of development in this very direction.
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  1. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 9 August 2020 09: 10 New
    +1
    Another innovation that is likely to enter the life of each of us in the foreseeable future is “smart” clothes made from so-called electronic textiles, that is, from a fabric in which chips are embedded that can give the usual jacket or trousers completely new properties. For example, changing its own structure in accordance with environmental conditions.

    I want that.
    And that tired of every day in the morning to puzzle over what to wear for the weather.
    Now let the clothes think laughing
    1. Civil
      Civil 9 August 2020 09: 50 New
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      State financial and fiscal structures in many countries are seriously preparing to adopt it to control transactions, collect taxes and other things. In particular, the head of Sberbank German Gref

      Precisely, for the sake of this, everything is to strip off all taxes, the people are the second oil ... the rest of the innovations shine only for the chosen few.
    2. Gato
      Gato 9 August 2020 09: 58 New
      +9
      Now let the clothes think

      Yeah, she can grow wiser enough to decide - why do I need such a lazy owner? laughing
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 9 August 2020 09: 59 New
        +4
        Quote: Gato
        Now let the clothes think

        Yeah, she can grow wiser enough to decide - why do I need such a lazy owner? laughing

        So let yourself walk with the dog laughing
        1. Gato
          Gato 9 August 2020 10: 03 New
          +6
          So let yourself walk with the dog

          ABOUT! So we have reached the ultimate goal of technical progress. Now it won't be your clothes or your dog. wassat
          1. Lipchanin
            Lipchanin 9 August 2020 10: 05 New
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            Quote: Gato
            Now it won't be your clothes or your dog.

            Clothes can't feed the dog tongue
            1. Gato
              Gato 9 August 2020 10: 16 New
              +5
              Clothes can't feed a dog tongue

              Why? She's going to walk the dog with your credit card in her pocket. And specially trained clothes will go to work and feed you. And the dog. Beauty fellow Well, except for the extra link in the system ...
              1. Lipchanin
                Lipchanin 9 August 2020 10: 20 New
                0
                Quote: Gato
                Clothes can't feed a dog tongue

                Why? She's going to walk the dog with your credit card in her pocket. And specially trained clothes will go to work and feed you. And the dog. Beauty fellow Well, except for the extra link in the system ...

                Well, so am I about it laughing
                Hachu, hachu, hachu such laughing
                It's like catching a pike in an ice hole laughing
        2. paul3390
          paul3390 9 August 2020 12: 12 New
          +1
          The main thing is to run for beer myself. wink
    3. iouris
      iouris 9 August 2020 10: 09 New
      +1
      Quote: Lipchanin
      Now let the clothes think

      Here "they meet by their clothes - they see them off according to their minds." And if only the clothes think, then the meeting will immediately turn into a farewell?
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 9 August 2020 10: 10 New
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        Quote: iouris
        then the meeting will immediately turn into a farewell?

        Probably))))
    4. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 9 August 2020 10: 40 New
      +7
      Quote: Lipchanin
      And that tired of every day in the morning to puzzle over what to wear for the weather.
      Now let the clothes think

      And then "tovarisch" will come and say:
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 9 August 2020 10: 43 New
        +1
        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        And then "tovarisch" will come and say:

        Bilin, again the dream is out of topic request recourse
      2. bk0010
        bk0010 9 August 2020 13: 00 New
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        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        And then "tovarisch" will come
        This is not America for you. They will shout that it contains 200 kg of copper and khan to the terminator. And if suddenly radio amateurs would have found out about him, but they would have disassembled the terminator chips immediately after the temporary transition.
      3. Plate
        Plate 9 August 2020 16: 06 New
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        And then "tovarisch" will come and say:

        Well, this comrade will quickly understand that he is superfluous here. Clothes will explain how much.
    5. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 9 August 2020 10: 57 New
      +4
      Quote: Lipchanin
      Now let the clothes think

      A hypothetical story ... characteristic of the near future ...: "1. There is no need to think: all the same, parents will decide which kindergarten and which school they have to go to ...; 2. Why think? I'm in the army ... commanders must think for me!; 3, Let my wife think! Did he marry in vain?; 4. In the hospital: You have a brain tumor ... you have to remove the brain! But how will I live? Happily, as before! For you things will think ... and you didn't need brains before ... " fool
  2. Bashkirkhan
    Bashkirkhan 9 August 2020 09: 12 New
    +7
    Unfortunately, now the emphasis is on making things cheaper and disposable. The same variators and small turbo engines with a paper resource. Motors of the Moscow Olympics era produced 40 ... 50 "horses" per liter of working volume. Now we got to the cherished 100 hp / L. Well, the resource of the motors has become a maximum of 150-200 thousand. 250 thousand units walk.
  3. nikvic46
    nikvic46 9 August 2020 09: 16 New
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    The unmanned taxi made me happy. There may be fewer accidents. All progress will affect ten cities, while in other cities everything will be the same. After all, now somewhere the operators manage the work of the shop. And somewhere they work the old fashioned way. Nothing is said about unemployment. We do not accept migrants so that they can master innovations.
    1. Gato
      Gato 9 August 2020 09: 32 New
      +7
      Maybe there will be fewer accidents

      No, it won't. There is always a drunken eccentric who thinks he is smarter than autopilot.
      1. depressant
        depressant 9 August 2020 09: 57 New
        +3
        In general, it is good - an unmanned taxi. To pay for electricity in Sberbank I walk past a number of taxis. I look at the "imported" faces of taxi drivers and think: "Oh, I wouldn't have got into a car with any of these, they are too suspicious, swindlers." Indeed, in our village, the distances are scanty, and, according to the reviews of the neighbors, they take a fee, as if the distances we have are Moscow ones, they appoint whatever they want. It happens that a person urgently needs it, and they use it. And the drone - at least objectively.
    2. SOVIET UNION 2
      SOVIET UNION 2 9 August 2020 09: 48 New
      +2
      See the topic of unmanned taxis wider! In drones, all road markings and road signs are taken into account! What's in store for us? Car owner identification, car door opening and engine start via smartphone. This unmanned system will be built on a conveyor belt in a car. You yourself will transmit information about speeding, crossing a solid, driveways under the signs! All this will be connected with the owner's smartphone and his bank card! For total non-cash payments, fines will be debited from the account automatically. But no corruption! The case will end not only with drones, but also with total control as in Moscow during quarantine! We can say that the system is geared towards collecting money from the population in the form of fines. That is why the population is being driven to the megalopolises. What are the solid villages with primers ?! When talking about new technologies, the issue of social relations is stubbornly silent. A new line has been installed to replace one hundred workers! Fine?! Well, it is served by one person ?! But we have a solidarity pension system! One employee will deduct pension contributions for one hundred people or for one himself? How will new technologies affect the social safety of workers?
      . "Where to find all the teeth. This means unemployment."
      And who and what contributions will be made to the unemployed fund?
      We do not accept migrants in order for them to master innovations.
      This is also true! Why do we need migrants if we are creating a high-tech society?
      Nothing is said about unemployment at all.
      Why is this question bypassed? winked
    3. iouris
      iouris 9 August 2020 10: 10 New
      0
      Quote: nikvic46
      Nothing is said about unemployment at all.

      Everyone will be unemployed, and the unemployed are not needed. It is not said how they will be processed into flower soil.
  4. Gato
    Gato 9 August 2020 09: 41 New
    +6
    I don’t remember who gave the definition of the level of development of civilization - this is the order of energies that it can control. And in this area, no special breakthroughs are foreseen so far, except for the flashing of some vague messages on the network about the construction of a thermonuclear reactor.
    1. gridasov
      gridasov 9 August 2020 10: 46 New
      +1
      It would be more appropriate to say that human progress depends on the quality of the energy used. And this implies the use of such interaction parameters, which are now perceived as anomalies or natural, but not as controlled, conscious and modeled.
      1. Grim Reaper
        Grim Reaper 10 August 2020 18: 04 New
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        Rather, be able to use it as a percentage. And on wood you can go far. However, this is an endless dispute.
        From SW.
  5. Griffit
    Griffit 9 August 2020 10: 28 New
    -3
    It is necessary to understand only one thing, that all these so-called innovations, which make human life easier, actually lead to the further mortification of humanity. As you know, people are not born, but become throughout their life, generalizing, analyzing and sublimating all the accumulated experience. At the same time, it is necessary to apply certain physical, mental and mental efforts throughout life. All these innovations are aimed at nullifying these efforts, which leads to the development of unnecessary technologies and, at the same time, to the degradation of humanity. This can already be seen on the streets of the same USA, and then it will be even sadder.
    1. Squelcher
      Squelcher 9 August 2020 14: 35 New
      +3
      All repeats...

      Luddites - participants in the spontaneous protests of the first quarter of the 1th century against the introduction of machines during the Industrial Revolution in England. From the Luddite perspective, machines were driving people out of production, leading to technological unemployment. Often the protest was expressed in pogroms and destruction of machinery and equipment [XNUMX].

      Old Believers considered steam locomotives "sons of the devil". They argued that traveling on a steam train would lead to nothing but a concussion.
    2. Mikhail m
      Mikhail m 10 August 2020 19: 16 New
      0
      Quote: Griffit
      all these so-called innovations that make human life easier, in fact, lead to the further moronization of humanity

      And what kind of stupid person comes up with these innovations?
      (Original de-bil. Corrected by proofreading.)
  6. RUnnm
    RUnnm 9 August 2020 10: 34 New
    -1
    The feeling that I have read the application for additional funding from Chubais and Rogozin))))
    We have so many resources, opportunities, potential to be in the forefront of progress, but weaving somewhere at the end of the list (((((Evil is no longer enough.
  7. Muddy Seeing ORACLE
    Muddy Seeing ORACLE 9 August 2020 10: 58 New
    +2
    We are immersed in the WORLD of cyberspace. fellow
  8. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 9 August 2020 11: 26 New
    +5
    21st century, super technologies, but they cannot come up with elementary things. The grill of the meat grinder and the garlic press still have to be cleaned by picking the holes.
    1. dauria
      dauria 9 August 2020 13: 21 New
      0
      The grill of the meat grinder and the garlic press still have to be cleaned by picking the holes.

      Buy a semi-finished product, eat at a restaurant, or, in extreme cases, get a housewife. I do not advise my wife, you will remember the garlic press as happiness.
      1. 7,62h54
        7,62h54 9 August 2020 14: 38 New
        0
        Well, I'm not as bad as yours. Women and good ones come across. Brace yourself, do not give up, look.
        1. dauria
          dauria 9 August 2020 15: 00 New
          0
          Brace yourself, do not give up, look.


          laughing Married once in a lifetime. Still. Experience -38 years. But I’m not giving up, I’m getting strong .. and what else is there? Oh, yes, I'm looking. And the wife is out, washes the "garlic press"
  9. Rusfaner
    Rusfaner 9 August 2020 11: 31 New
    0
    Quote: iouris
    Quote: Lipchanin
    Now let the clothes think

    Here "they meet by their clothes - they see them off according to their minds." And if only the clothes think, then the meeting will immediately turn into a farewell?

    Reincarnation of an old saying: "We met by clothes ..., they saw us off too badly."
  10. dgonni
    dgonni 9 August 2020 11: 49 New
    +3
    The question is that Russia is on the sidelines of all this mainstream. And every year adds backlog.
  11. Operator
    Operator 9 August 2020 11: 55 New
    -2
    Quantum computers never work, because an assembly of over 16 qubits is crumbling.

    Quantum cryptography is so slow that only encryption keys are transmitted and transmitted over it, and the encrypted messages themselves are sent and are being sent over ordinary communication channels.

    The blockchain has been worked out to the last "nail", but no one is in a hurry to implement it in any office work - there are probably non-technological problems.

    So there is no need to run ahead of the locomotive.
    1. dali
      dali 9 August 2020 17: 44 New
      0
      Quote: Operator
      Quantum computers never work, because an assembly of over 16 qubits is crumbling.

      Quantum cryptography is so slow that only encryption keys are transmitted and transmitted over it, and the encrypted messages themselves are sent and are being sent over ordinary communication channels.

      And this is what then:

      51-qubit quantum computer

      https://newsland.com/community/88/content/v-rossii-sozdan-samyi-moshchnyi-kvantovyi-kompiuter-v-mire/5922965
      1. Operator
        Operator 9 August 2020 17: 54 New
        -2
        There are a fig and more of such fake messages in the infosphere. Each time the check shows that this is another promotion - after one or two calculations, the assembly of more than 16 qubits is still crumbling.
        1. dali
          dali 9 August 2020 17: 56 New
          0
          Quote: Operator
          There are a fig and more of such fake messages in the infosphere. Each time the check shows that this is another promotion - after one or two calculations, the assembly of more than 16 qubits is still crumbling.

          Those. is the Russian scientist Mikhail Lukin lying? belay

          And this video is fake:
          https://youtu.be/BuP4fS86O0k

          Who are you ?! belay laughing
          1. Operator
            Operator 9 August 2020 18: 05 New
            -3
            I wrote - disingenuous, presenting a one-time assembly for a reusable one.
            1. dali
              dali 9 August 2020 18: 31 New
              0
              Quote: Operator
              I wrote - disingenuous, presenting a one-time assembly for a reusable one.


              Only Lukin? Those. is it only for Russia? And foreign developers like can?

              Do you have any evidence?
              1. Operator
                Operator 9 August 2020 18: 59 New
                -2
                You yourself gave a link to Lukin, and foreign developers are even cooler.
                1. dali
                  dali 9 August 2020 22: 44 New
                  -1
                  Quote: Operator
                  You yourself gave a link to Lukin, and foreign developers are even cooler.

                  While you have only emotional statements ... and that's it, where the confirmation of your words !!! belay

                  Eopst ... this is the second time I ask ... and you are still a balobol.
    2. gridasov
      gridasov 9 August 2020 18: 26 New
      -2
      Quantum computers don't work! Because they are not based on exact mathematical justifications for working with super-large data or initially with code. This is the same as hypersonic flight is justified as possible and at the same time they forget that already at 2-3 Mach the temperature of the hull heating is already beyond the limit, and the temperature rise is far from exponential. Therefore, smart people read and understand what they are talking about, while others do not need to understand
      1. dali
        dali 9 August 2020 18: 43 New
        0
        Quote: gridasov
        Quantum computers don't work!

        ..................
        Quote: gridasov
        Therefore, smart people read and understand what they are talking about, while others do not need to understand

        Suppose this is your reasoning .... Like you understand - are you 100% sure of this?
        Well ... if you are sure that
        Quote: gridasov
        and others do not need to understand
        - why are you crucifying here, you would be silent, so even more for a clever one would go!
        And so only "would" and it turns out!
        laughing laughing laughing
        1. gridasov
          gridasov 9 August 2020 19: 10 New
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          And what is the meaning of the name smart is not smart. Sometimes a little clue that you are going the wrong way is already very important.
          1. dali
            dali 9 August 2020 22: 42 New
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            Quote: gridasov
            And what is the meaning of the name smart is not smart. Sometimes a little clue that you are going the wrong way is already very important.

            Those. do you know which way to go - and where are the results?
            1. gridasov
              gridasov 10 August 2020 10: 07 New
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              It can be stated as a fact that scientists have chosen as the main tool for increasing computer performance - the speed of transmission of a unit of information. At the same time, it is much more convenient to transmit big data as a separate and interconnected data array, which is decoded by very simple algorithms, i.e. speed is generally leveled as a key parameter of both conventional and quantum computers. Which is created for this
  12. Indifferent
    Indifferent 9 August 2020 12: 31 New
    +2
    Rare crap listed by the author. None of the above will change the lives of ordinary people in the foreseeable future. Now ENERGY determines everything. If people can get a lot of cheap energy, there will be a breakthrough. If they cannot, they will gradually fall back into the Stone past. This determines progress, not quantum bells and whistles. And it is here that Russia has a chance to obtain energy from radioactive waste in huge quantities, although it will not be cheap.
    1. dauria
      dauria 9 August 2020 13: 32 New
      0
      None of the above will change the lives of ordinary people in the foreseeable future. Now ENERGY determines everything.


      The transition of monkeys to communication with words, writing, typography, telegraph, telephone, Internet ...
      How much energy do you need in joules for complete happiness?
      1. depressant
        depressant 9 August 2020 16: 54 New
        +1
        And after all, no one remembered that new technologies bring with them dangers, and not just gingerbread and gingerbread. For example, technology
        deepfake, which means creating fake photos or videos that are extremely similar to the original. This technology can be easily adapted to manipulate public opinion, or for phishing - a type of fraud, the technology of which allows a hacker to pretend to be anyone and get hold of any classified information. Then prove that you did not sell that information for money - this is if you pretended to be you.
        They say this is a new technology, but then what did I see, it seems, on NTV back in the 10s? Putin is behind bars in the courtroom and in his usual manner answers the questions of the judge. Without any deepfake. A make-up person who initially looks like the president? Sure. Only now everything will be much more serious. And do not think that all this will affect only the crowned heads. I foresee illegal companies like "Any photos and videos at your request" and unsuccessful fight against them by law enforcement agencies.
  13. Lesorub
    Lesorub 9 August 2020 21: 27 New
    +4
    High technology: on the eve of a breakthrough

    Yes, I remember there was a good (epoch-making) project of the E - mobile - which could turn the attitude in the automotive industry in Russia and the post-Soviet space - but not fate)!
  14. Radikal
    Radikal 9 August 2020 23: 08 New
    +1
    And the crisis that mankind is experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic, most likely, not only will not slow down research in most key areas in the field of high technologies, but, on the contrary, will accelerate it at times. In the field of modern medicine - for sure. The hardships we endured too convincingly showed the importance and necessity of development precisely in this

    I burst into tears, by God. Oh, the author? What are you writing to literate people? You'd better have an editorial in a newspaper - I don't remember what it is called by United Russia, nevertheless, probably some patriotic name, I don't put quotation marks, since the slogans and other mottos are thoroughly patriotic - the question is in the sincerity of those who call , and of course - where is their money, children, deposits, real estate, Zin-n-n ??? author - we are waiting for the disclosure of the topic. hi
  15. kot-begemot
    kot-begemot 10 August 2020 03: 06 New
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    We are waiting for toilet paper with chips (analyzes, nutritional recommendations, level of roughness, pressure control, etc.). Tablets with a built-in chip - I paid, I felt better, I didn't pay, it got even worse.
    An electronic passport is one click and you are erased from all databases. And then you are tortured to run and prove that you are not a moose and are alive and exist.
    The digital world for data, there is no place for living people. Technology for technology. Everything will end for humanity the moment people stop writing software and electronic brains start writing software.