The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The World Needs Randomness. These Labs Help Provide It.

You take the interstate to get home and rely on the water utility for a drink. But have you ever felt the need for some publicly available randomness?

Governments and researchers around the world think you might, with projects in the works to produce public sources, or "beacons," of randomness. From quantum-physics experiments to distributed projects that anyone with a laptop could help produce, a wide range of efforts aim to bring randomness to your fingertips.


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