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3 technologies that will shock the world in 2020

Digital money



Already this year, the world's first state-owned digital currency is due to launch. Several countries are fighting for the right to be the first, while Mark Zuckerberg wants to create one digital currency for everyone. But his project is not yet frankly happy because of the many claims of regulators from different countries. But the Central Bank of China is all set to launch a digital version of the renminbi. So far, the spread of the coronavirus has been slowed down, due to which, according to the statement of the Central Bank, the work of many government agencies was disrupted.

This week, the Central Bank of Sweden announced the start of testing of national electronic currency. Once he became the first in the world to issue paper banknotes, but now he wants to become a pioneer in the digital age of money.

Anti Aging



A medicine that allows you to live forever until you invented it. But drugs that fight diseases caused by the aging process of the body are already being tested in humans and may appear on the market in the coming years. These are senolytics drugs that can identify dead old cells and remove them from the body. Usually, the human immune system is involved in this process, but with age it copes with this task worse and worse, the accumulation of dead cells causes inflammatory processes, which leads to the onset of cancer.

People’s tests of Senolitics today, for example, are being carried out by the American pharmaceutical company Unity Biotechnology. And Alkahest is trying to cope with aging in a different way by introducing components of the blood cells of young people to older people. Thus, the company's specialists expect to defeat or at least slow down the development of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson’s and dementia.

Quantum computer



In September 2019, Google announced the creation of a quantum computer, which was able to surpass the capabilities of the most powerful on a modern computer running on silicon processors. The company said that its processor is capable of calculating in 3 minutes and 20 seconds, which would take about 10 thousand years to the most powerful computer in the world Summit from the American company IBM. Thus, the company managed to achieve "quantum superiority."

At IBM, they doubted the authenticity of the numbers presented by the competitor, saying that Google probably managed to increase the speed of calculations by a thousand times, but by no means 1.5 times. In any case, the achievement of Google has become a historic moment. Now, manufacturers of quantum computers need to create devices that will not solve a conditional mathematical problem, but will perform really useful tasks. And this is problematic because the more qubits in the computer, the more difficult it is to maintain them in the right state. Google experts are confident that the technology they use will allow them to create a computer for both 100 and 1000 qubits. Such a computer in theory will already be able to perform some useful tasks for the average user. However, so far no one knows what and how many qubits are necessary in principle for a quantum computer to perform the same tasks that ordinary PCs are capable of today.

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