As the head of the prodigious dragon comprised of limitless sprawl and technological infrastructure is now an active participant negotiating the gravity well, just how far can the will of an industrialist or party member advance the Chinese militant space program into the depths of the solar system, even though Taiwan remains the objective prize for the party and the military alike ?
While the manned Shenzhou missions have dominated the legitimate and global news cycle for over a decade, with only the slightest dusting of state propaganda embellishing the advancements of humans acclimating to effectively confronting the unforgiving realm of space for extended duration, the development of Chinese microsatellites over the same time period is both fascinating and a warning to the west that not all battles for the heavens are won with colonization.
US News reports that Chinese researchers have successfully developed satellite technology to include the ultimate crypto-security measures in protecting the content of beamed messages between earth and communication satellites. The new quantum family of diminutive orbiting communication vehicles are apparently impervious to the efforts of hackers, as transmissions that are deemed intercepted or compromised will self-destruct with the efficiency and effectiveness of last week’s fraternity party hijinks thoroughly erased from reality thanks to the evolution of Snapchat. While the US military is wary of China’s intentions to use the technology for non-defensive or offensive purposes, the innovations of the country’s smaller satellite classes is none the less impressive.
As the famous last words of any technology in the digital age contain the phrase “hack proof”, a fair amount of skepticism exists as to the reliability and longevity of a completely secure platform, when the reality exists that a vibrant hacking community dictates the rules of survival throughout the virtual world. There is no doubt that computer geniuses on a global scale are working on two hours of sleep every few days to ensure that they will forever be enshrined in the Hall of Fame of dubious and misunderstood console jockeys after sharing the prize of the deepest and darkest secrets of communist party in China, gleefully intercepted from “unbreakable code”.
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