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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
Only way this speed would be feasible is if it's paired with unlimited bandwidth. But that's FAST
This is for infrastructure networking, the majority of the Fibre optics in the world's infrastructure are only capable of around 40TB/s on average from what I understand currently. And thats a bundle, if this is a single strand that is more than double the current data rate, our inevitable networking bottleneck may be solved.
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This is for backbones... Not your home lol
You'll be lucky to get a stinky old cat 5 cable to your house in 10 years.
Almost every home in the United States has Cat 5 available already, your telephone runs on Cat 5, although it only uses 2 strands per phone line. Also, if you have a cable service provider the speeds they are capable of providing from a coaxial cable line are around gigabit ethernet.
    
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dear lord, are there hard drives even close to that speed?
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This will become mainstream. The sun has a couple billion years until it runs out of fuel to power itself. After that, it'll turn into a red giant by turning huge, destroying all planets close to it (yes, includes us), explodes, and then the core will turn into a dying light. That will mark the end of this solar system but this generation will be dirt by the time that happens. Anyways, I'll probably be in my 40s by the time this happens.
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This will become mainstream. The sun has a couple billion years until it runs out of fuel to power itself. After that, it'll turn into a red giant by turning huge, destroying all planets close to it (yes, includes us), explodes, and then the core will turn into a dying light. That will mark the end of this solar system but this generation will be dirt by the time that happens. Anyways, I'll probably be in my 40s by the time this happens.
So, you age from 30 to 10 years in a couple of billion of years? cool.
Also, congrats for 2009 posts, 2 to go lol
    
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Its just future changes i'm worried about, By setting caps now, it gives ISP's a baseline that they can only make more money off of.

(IE: "Double your cap for $30/mo"...when the bandwidth increases by an order of magnitude and it costs them pennies/gb)
as if companies don't already charge extortionate amounts for data transfer.
you know what the average cost of 1GB of data across some of the worst companies lines is? 61+ million dolalrs!
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dear lord, are there hard drives even close to that speed?

storage arrays maybe.... but not a run of the mill raid array
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This will become mainstream. The sun has a couple billion years until it runs out of fuel to power itself. After that, it'll turn into a red giant by turning huge, destroying all planets close to it (yes, includes us), explodes, and then the core will turn into a dying light. That will mark the end of this solar system but this generation will be dirt by the time that happens. Anyways, I'll probably be in my 40s by the time this happens.
Agreed, though I'm still not sure what one could do with that amount of data.

How much data is existent on the internet now?
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Agreed, though I'm still not sure what one could do with that amount of data.

How much data is existent on the internet now?
Data? Actual hard data? Not alot...useless BS tho...you would never stop downloading in your lifetime if u started now : D
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post #29 of 32
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Seeing as how bandwidth consumption is growing 50% more each year, this isn't too far off.
I give it 30 years and it'll be mainstream.
Easily.
Just out of curiosity, where did you get that 50% growth stat?
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High speed anything won't be coming to Canada any time soon. Fiber Optic would be able to blow the monthly cap in a few minutes, especially when Bell is planning on chopping their cap from the current 2GB/month to 1GB/month, which is what, a handful of Windows Security Updates, three times to check GMail (if no one sends you attachments), and one Firefox update...

Canadians should prepare for the unparalleled assault on the wallet and good sense the day after the Election, because no matter who is voted in, it's all about being Jolly Rogered...
You actually pay for an internet connection with a 2GB cap!?!? Bell will never get my money, ever.

Shaw Extreme gets me 25/2.5 (mbit down/up) with a 100GB monthly cap for $25 a month. The cap is not enforced though, I downloaded ~600GB in the first 3 months at my new place... Never heard a peep from the ISP.
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