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Google Music?

The trend (to me) is obvious. CEO is trolling or past expiration date.
    
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The problem is not that no applications use it, it is because the ISP's haven't deployed the latest (DOCSIS3.0/FIOS) network connections.
A few years ago, when internet speeds was a lot slower, businesses like Netflix were relatively unheard of, or just a niche. And were expected to die to behemoths like Blockbuster. Fast forward a few years and while NF survives and flourishes, it is BBV that has died out. Give us the faster speeds and who knows what other new businesses may crop up.
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A few years ago, when internet speeds was a lot slower, businesses like Netflix were relatively unheard of, or just a niche. And were expected to die to behemoths like Blockbuster. Fast forward a few years and while NF survives and flourishes, it is BBV that has died out. Give us the faster speeds and who knows what other new businesses may crop up.
Precisely.

Will companies push for cloud based virtual desktops, like those used by large business's? Will everyones music/movie purchases live in the cloud?

I highly doubt we will see TV staying around in its current form. In the last 5 years I went from 56kb/s to 1000kb/s to 8000kb/s connections, and guess how many channels have been added on to the TV I use? Well trick question because I have lost a number of channels. NetFlix has hit a soft spot for the cable/ satellite providers, and they must give consumers more, or charge them less to compete.
    
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which, sadly is most people.

the amount of people at AT&T who tried to tell me that 150GB is a lot.

heck, one of the ladies in corporate tried the 30,000 songs, and when i told her what format and quality, using flac as a reference, she had no answer.
funny thing is this whole thing could become a forced issue if we just converted everybody into audio/videophiles

If anything is going to push speeds and caps forwards it is going to be demand for HQ content via services such as netflix, youtube, pandora, and if google and apple have their way, cloud computing.

Tech does not progress from stuff being good enough for most users. Progress first, and then let programmers and developers take care of how that benefits the end consumer. We are moving towards total digital distribution of media. Sure storage discs will still be around for a while because it is what so many people are use to, but in 10 years time it will be considered weird to pick up a movie or game at wal mart or even at a red box.
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funny thing is this whole thing could become a forced issue if we just converted everybody into audio/videophiles
First steps, get rid of television and radio.
    
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Back paddling.

He's doing it.
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Personally, I like to spend my hard earned $$$ with companies that are innovative, and future minded. Glad I don't have comcast...
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funny thing is this whole thing could become a forced issue if we just converted everybody into audio/videophiles

If anything is going to push speeds and caps forwards it is going to be demand for HQ content via services such as netflix, youtube, pandora, and if google and apple have their way, cloud computing.

Tech does not progress from stuff being good enough for most users. Progress first, and then let programmers and developers take care of how that benefits the end consumer. We are moving towards total digital distribution of media. Sure storage discs will still be around for a while because it is what so many people are use to, but in 10 years time it will be considered weird to pick up a movie or game at wal mart or even at a red box.
exactly - this is precisely the argument i used against them - with people pushing "HD" in the mainstream how the heck are they going to survive in 5 to 10 years, when people start actually using / watching / uploading 1080i/p content? most people still see 720p as HD...

the thing is they don't really want to upgrade their networks to deal with the additional data usage. AT&T's wireless network is a perfect parallel to this - they get the iPhone, data use soars, they can't handle it, so they cap. they think it makes sense to do it on the land side but it doesn't, but they simply don't care.

i mean, if there really is congestion, at least comcast/charter/cox cut off - AT&T say you can do however much data you want with your connection, but you have to pay for it - so it's clearly not a congestion issue, they just want more money.
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Precisely.

Will companies push for cloud based virtual desktops, like those used by large business's? Will everyones music/movie purchases live in the cloud?

I highly doubt we will see TV staying around in its current form. In the last 5 years I went from 56kb/s to 1000kb/s to 8000kb/s connections, and guess how many channels have been added on to the TV I use? Well trick question because I have lost a number of channels. NetFlix has hit a soft spot for the cable/ satellite providers, and they must give consumers more, or charge them less to compete.
This. I can think of quite a few legitimate reasons for faster internet and boy would most of them make my life even simpler!
    
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Might be the only use he'd have for faster internet...
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