Take a look at this ingenious connection between lava lamps and internet security.
Internet encryption security plays a vital role in users privacy, and proves to be essential at keeping data safe, such as passwords and electronic banking.
The only problem with both computers and humans is that processing and understanding random order is incredibly difficult. Computers are not even designed to process random order, every part of a computer is designed to be predictable and follow logic. This methodology puts computers and privacy at risk of hackers.
A company by the name of Cloud Flare, based in San Francisco, California, is responsible for generating purely randomised encryption for more than 10% of all internet traffic. But how do they get this right?
Well, the idea may seem to be strangely simple. They have cameras which take photographs of a collection of lava lamps and then convert these images into code. These codes are then changed incredibly frequently with more photographs of lava lamps. Lava lamps are used as they produce an unpredictable order from their bubbles at any given moment of time.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Tom Scott, on The Lava Lamps That Help Keep The Internet Secure.