Holy Snikes!

April 5th, 2008 by xformed

Parallel universes? Nope. Parallel Internet. Tinker Bell move

Cloud Tugboat Mickey divx Computing will drive it:

From The Sunday Times
April 6, 2008
Coming soon: superfast internet
Jonathan Leake, Science Editor

THE internet could soon be made obsolete. The scientists who pioneered it have now built a lightning-fast replacement capable of downloading entire feature films within seconds.
At speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical broadband connection, “the grid” will be able to send the entire Rolling Stones back catalogue from Britain to Japan in less than two seconds.

The latest spin-off from Cern, the particle physics centre that created the web, the grid could also provide the kind of power needed to transmit holographic images; allow instant online gaming with hundreds of thousands of players; and offer high-definition video telephony for the price of a local call.

I wanna be a beta tester…

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1 response about “Holy Snikes!”

  1. Steeljaw Scribe said:

    Fear not – the cable companies will find a way to drag it back to subsonic speed and charge and arm and leg in the process…

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