Also my argument also goes against my self. I cannot make a good case without comparing the calculation power of an actual full-scale quantum chip. However, given the human brain to underestimate exponential growth in general, human inability to grasp such massive power, the rapid advancement of technology that follows an exponential growth pattern, and how existing technology will help transition quantum computers once they are ready to be used. Putting it all together, we are more than likely to be surprised if not disrupted of its immense power, sooner rather than later. Also keep in mind, the one and only thing that preserves and protects democracy, is the human number of population that support and back it. What many don't realize, is that centralized technology will also slowly centralize power. The more centralized technology you build up in society over the years, the more and more you centralize power. Eventually you reach a tipping point, and if a new crazy leader comes to power, like Stalin, Hitler, or todays crazy ones like Putin, Trump, then if democracy cannot protect us any longer due to centralized technology enabling centralized power, then we're in huge trouble, we may even never recover from it again. Now Putin and Trump are still affected by checks and systems blocking their power to reach, although this goes more for Trump in comparison to Putin. But remember, centralized technology centralizes power, and then democracy will just be a fancy word, it won't protect us anymore. Essentially, we need to decentralize technology, to keep power that goes with it decentralized as well. Otherwise we risk building a super dictatorstate in the coming decades. It won't happen within the next few years, this is decade long developments. But eventually, and within our lifetime, probably sooner than estimation, centralized technology will reach a level, where a single crazy organization or person, can do a whole lot of harm without anyone being able to stop them. Now if you have huge databases too with information about all the people who ever transpired on the internet, then imagine what would happen if a new Hitler appeared. It would get ugly... very ugly... there would be so few secrets, everyone would be profiled before the system even even begin to collapse. This is not some sci-fi novel or crazy rambling, all of this is based on cold logic. We have grown too content with the peaceful world we live in today, thinking nothing bad can happen. All the bad things in history are relics of the past, that kind of thinking. Few people dare to think just how bad our future can go, it isn't fun to think about, most people would stop right there, and go do something fun instead. But if we don't take responsibility today, and steer towards a more safe future, then the risk for the above to happen, is very real, and should not be ignored. We definitely need to decentralize our technology, and by that, decentralized any power that goes with it. And so too, goes for things like data-collection, which btw, is not illegal if you do it on people outside your own country, and then countries can swap info with each others. Which is happening right now, no law is protecting us from trading information about each countries own citizens. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/0f5769ad-2a95-4b5d-bc3c-f88a4d985f72%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.