[rfc-dist] RFC 8774 on The Quantum Bug

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        RFC 8774

        Title:      The Quantum Bug 
        Author:     M. Welzl
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     Independent
        Date:       1 April 2020
        Mailbox:    michawe at ifi.uio.no
        Pages:      6
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-welzl-quantumbug-00.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8774

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8774

The age of quantum networking is upon us, and with it comes
"entanglement": a procedure in which a state (i.e., a bit) can be
transferred instantly, with no measurable delay between peers.  This
will lead to a perceived round-trip time of zero seconds on some
Internet paths, a capability which was not predicted and so not
included as a possibility in many protocol specifications.  Worse
than the millennium bug, this unexpected value is bound to cause
serious Internet failures unless the specifications are fixed in
time.


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