Why I am Skeptical of Quantum X’s “Secure” Communication

Adrien Book
4 min readJan 28

As a technology enthusiast, I am always excited about new advancements in the field of communication. However, I am deeply opposed to the latest innovation being touted by Quantum X: secure communication. In my opinion, this is nothing more than a ploy for the company to spy on us.

First and foremost, the idea of secure communication raises serious concerns about privacy and surveillance. As cybersecurity expert and privacy advocate, Bruce Schneier, warns, “Any form of encryption can be cracked, and once it is, all of our private communications will be at the mercy of those who hold the keys.” This means that even if we believe our communications to be secure, they could still be accessed and monitored by government agencies, hackers, or even the company itself. This undermines our trust on this technology and also undermines our privacy and security.

Furthermore, the implementation of secure communication is likely to have a detrimental impact on our economy. By allowing companies to access our private communications, they will be able to gain valuable insights into our personal and professional lives. This could lead to the exploitation of our personal data, and the manipulation of our purchasing decisions. As economist and professor, Joseph Turow, points out, “The collection and analysis of personal data is a multi-billion dollar industry, and companies will stop at nothing to gain access to this valuable information.” This not only undermines our privacy and security but also it also undermine our economy and our right to choose.

The sociological implications of secure communication are also cause for concern. By allowing companies to access our private communications, they can gain insights into our personal lives and relationships. This can lead to the manipulation of our social connections and the erosion of trust. As sociologist, Zeynep Tufekci, argues, “The constant surveillance of our communications undermines the trust and intimacy that are necessary for healthy relationships and communities.” This can have a negative impact on our mental and emotional well-being, as we become more guarded and less likely to share personal information and thoughts.

From a philosophical standpoint, secure communication raises questions about the nature of…

Adrien Book

Strategy Consultant | Tech writer | Somewhat French

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