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So it's agreed. This article belongs in the rumors section.
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Scientists are approaching the problem wrong. Breaking the light barrier is the only way to achieve lag free internet, and allow me to play on any server I want without latency issues. Perfect twitch headshots while playing on EU servers to the best of my ability. I don't think there's a better reason to reinvent physics.
All sarcasm aside, this still has potential. I don't see this being a significant thing for another 50 years though... But if you can get latency down to less than 5 ms, the possibilities are amazing.

You could, in theory, have a server do 100% of the calculations. You could sell consoles that are just $400 graphics cards with a network connection, because it is cheaper to build a massive cluster of CPUs and have those do the work than it is to build a single unit console.

I would consider 5 ms to be trivial, hell, I have seen 5 ms latency on local networks.

The potential worldwide computing aspects would be amazing. Distributed computing could be done almost in real time at that point.

What needs to happen is a way for ISPs to make a profit from this tech, and then... the sky is the limit.
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All sarcasm aside, this still has potential. I don't see this being a significant thing for another 50 years though... But if you can get latency down to less than 5 ms, the possibilities are amazing.

You could, in theory, have a server do 100% of the calculations. You could sell consoles that are just $400 graphics cards with a network connection, because it is cheaper to build a massive cluster of CPUs and have those do the work than it is to build a single unit console.

I would consider 5 ms to be trivial, hell, I have seen 5 ms latency on local networks.

The potential worldwide computing aspects would be amazing. Distributed computing could be done almost in real time at that point.

What needs to happen is a way for ISPs to make a profit from this tech, and then... the sky is the limit.
Once we run out or stop using fosil fuels for heating electric heating might be an alternative since we can produce that indefinitely.
And since electric energy is almost converted 100% to heat in a processor this wouldn't be a bad choice.
It might be even possible to give people free heating as they are doing that for a datacenter but here the energy is used to keep the house warm instead of the datacenter that is being forced to run extensive airco. (The downside is that you have a guy every 2 years in your house to upgrade the data center and for the datacenter that it can only put so many units per house or load them to a certain level to maintain 19/21 degrees Celsius)
Another downside would be if the WU server goes down the people still want a warm house therefore you would have to run the processors on "Active Waiting"
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I am still waiting for the news thread title "Graphene ends world hunger, cures cancer, and eliminates all credit card debit"

Seriously, I don't think there has ever been a material that has found so many amazing uses. I hope every corporation, University, and Organic chem grad student is researching graphene. If we can make it cost effectively this stuff could probably have a large impact on almost every industry.
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I am still waiting for the news thread title "Graphene ends world hunger, cures cancer, and eliminates all credit card debit"

Don't forget "increases virility."
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Man I JUST got fiber at my house after dreaming of it for 5-6 years.

And now Fiber is yesterday's news? blinksmiley.gif
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Man I JUST got fiber at my house after dreaming of it for 5-6 years.

And now Fiber is yesterday's news? blinksmiley.gif
And here I sit with my adsl1 connection
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And here I sit with my adsl1 connection

Could be worse

a 36k modem
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Could be worse

a 36k modem
thinks back to 2006 yeah teltools dial up.
I was a kid back then so it didn't really matter.
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