[Kindly only take it as a fun (and paradoxically also the most serious) topic, nothing else. Noone’s attacking Holochain, alright. Holochain remains, to date, the most promising p2p protocol upon which to build our future.]
– The “other beings” have, on multiple occasions, demonstrated the ability to intercept, decrypt, and comprehend our radio-wave signals/messages. [On one occasion, after mimicking the spiral descending movement of an approaching fighter jet with mirroring spiral ascend, to avoid a collision, the “craft” teleported to the cap-point (a rendezvous point that tells the jet where to head next; a lat/long basically, transferred to the jet from the aircraft carrier via, I’m guessing, strongly encrypted radio signals with some military-grade encryption protocol); the only logical explanation being that it could decipher the message and read the lat/long geocordinate.]
– Furthermore, the “crafts” can also emit radio-wave messages. [The “crafts” have been known to be able to shut down nuclear silos one by one; not just via a power outage but by command signals (no citations, though); much like how the infamous red button transmits the president’s message to the silos to ‘launch nukes immediately’.]
The simplest explanation is that there’s no technological barrier to building insane quantum computers and that those unexplained crafts are equipped with such quantum computers. Luckily, prime factorization was never known to be NP-complete; it’s most likely in BQP (problems that quantum computers can solve). Shor’s algorithm can already do prime-factorization, it’s just that we don’t have that huge a quantum computer yet. How can we trust our computational problem sets when our whole physics seems to be wrong, you ask? Well, partly because Mathematics is aprioristic truth (though computational problem sets have no firm grounding in mathematical proofs yet; no one has even proved yet that P doesn’t equal NP), and partly because that’s all we’ve got. It might turn out that we too, like the physicists, have been utterly wrong; that even P = NP, and that they can solve 100x100 sudoku too (though in that case, it’s not aliens we’ve encountered, it’s all-knowing all-encompassing almighty God itself; though I don’t see why such Gods who could solve any problem they could formulate would ever be interested in us).
So yeah, quantum computers are here (in alien hands), and I’m freaking out like hell! It’s funny how the fact that there are aliens on our planet who could teleport instantaneously or bring upon our planet some extinction event with the snap of a finger, never seemed to have bothered us at all, that is, until encryption was at stake. Everybody gansta until the aliens demonstrate that they can hack into our Bitcoin wallet, or worse, our social media accounts!
In my opinion, we should ditch public key cryptography altogether, and look for quantum-resistant solutions to replace the existing DHKE infrastructure that powers Holochain, lest we have bestowed upon it our labour in vain.