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Originally posted by ben91069
You know you have started a thread in the ATS sponsored games category don't you?
This is for ATS sponsored games, which they've had several over the years.
Originally posted by Outrageo
Even more profound (IMO) is the simultaneous "flipping-on-the-switch" of the exponentially faster world-wide network dubbed "the Grid".
My understanding is that the LHC in Switzerland was deemed unable to process the enormous quantity of data that will spew forth from the collector once activated later this summer. Thus, a "new" network protocol and technology superstructure had to be invented to accommodate it. The result was a revolutionary change in the way network data packets are assembled and transmitted.
Prediction: this "Grid" technology will completely replace the WWW/Internet as we know it today. Gone will be the bottlenecks of copper wires and network cables squeezing tons of data through what is essentially a telephone backbone.
Instead, we'll finally able to stream data unhindered by the physical limitations of tons of copper and obsolete switching mechanisms. Fiber optics and light-speed devices designed specifically for the new bandwidth will allow entire movies to move across the planet in 1-2 seconds, huge libraries to zip around the globe instantaneously, etc.
Watch for "the Grid". Prepare to say "bye-bye" to the traditional Internet.