A Toronto Star reporter weighs in on the relative permanence of mathematics and physics. Read his comment, then consider this: which is someone more likely to use today, the Pythagorean Theorem or Heraclitus’s theories of matter?
Currently, encryption is based largely on complex numerical codes that even the most sophisticated computers would, theoretically, fail to break.
But Lo says these numeric codes could be broken in the future with new mathematical theorems.
As a fundamental law of nature, however, quantum uncertainty will never be changed, and will never become obsolete.