(IrishTechNews) A lengthy article with musings on quantum computing and blockchain with a lengthy discussion of Arunkumar Krishnakumar did in his new book Quantum Computing and Blockchain in Business: Exploring the applications, challenges and collision of quantum computing and blockchain. Though a seemingly impenetrable title, we can more than assure you it’s worth a read to understand where the future is headed.
Arun’s book dissects the genesis of these twin technologies and how they intersect. Similar to how James Burke rejects the threading of historical events, the first time author writes about the impacts of these technologies on healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, governance, elections, smart cities, the environment, chemistry, logistics, and much more. We are left with the question of whether there is anything that a blockchain powered by quantum computing cannot do? Fortunately the book answers that as well.
As the book discusses in the last few chapters — as viewed through Arun’s critical lens — there are also darker sides to these technologies — where they could threaten nation states, launch a new cyber arms race — he details the dangers of these technologies and how they might impact every life. He also concludes with some blue sky ideas — both dreams and realized aspirations derived from the power of these complementary tools of knowledge — and how writing this book provided him with a sense of hope for the future of humanity, in the age of rapidly developing and highly interdependent technologies.
Perhaps it is fitting then, that Arun uses a quote from the opening of the Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities, to tell his story. The conflict between good and evil, between light and darkness, can be won. Technology is just another means to this end. “There is a lot of hype, but somewhere amid all the hype, there is still hope.”