Journal of Translational Medicine
Generating randomness: making the most out of disordering a false order into a real one
Journal of Translational Medicine201917:49
© The Author(s) 2019
- Published: 18 February 2019
Randomness is far from a disturbing disorder in nature. Rather, it underlies many processes and functions. Randomness can be used to improve the efficacy of development and of systems under certain conditions. Moreover, valid unpredictable random-number generators are needed for secure communication, rendering predictable pseudorandom strings unsuitable. This paper reviews methods of generating randomness in various fields. The potential use of these methods is also discussed. It is suggested that by disordering a “false order,” an effective disorder can be generated to improve the function of systems.
- Quantum physics
- Random-number generators