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Real Fast Downloads..anyone?

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posted on May, 23 2011 @ 09:21 AM
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I came across this broadband article and I have to say that am really excited .. The possibilities are endless..especially in telemedicine..virtual reality and other new stuff..geez..


Laser-based optical broadband could break all records with the use of fast Fourier transforms for demodulation. Research published in the journal Nature Photonics shows a possible data transfer rate of 26 Tbps, which the authors say could help to broadcast three-dimensional high-definition television signals and support the continued rollout of cloud computing. The key to the process, the Fourier transform, is a physical technique that separates all of the different frequencies out of a signal - in this case, out of a laser beam. It could lead to higher broadband transfer rates than have ever been demonstrated, as the researchers created line rates of both 26 and 10.8 Tbps with frequency-division multiplexing. By way of comparison, a typical three-minute mp3 compressed at a bit rate of 128 kbps occupies roughly 3 MB of disk space. That means approximately 1,135,957 radio-edit songs could be broadcast per second - enough to fill six and a half years of radio airtime.



if thats not fast..




posted on May, 23 2011 @ 09:23 AM
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damn!. 26Tb/s .. terra bit. not terra byte!. lol
edit on 23/5/2011 by Ashyr because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 09:30 AM
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yep..but thats like >1000 gigs.. I need that..it will be bliss.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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no point. HDD FULL.


haha

pointless speed



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 09:45 AM
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dang! I think personally I would flip.. I probably won't know where to start..should i Download or stream? I think I will stream on multiple monitors and test out some 1000k streams ..may be HD and.. someone call a doctor..I think am gonna be sick.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 09:52 AM
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Yea but after a year too and you've downloaded the whole internet, then what?
And imagine when data plans are pay per bit :S



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 09:53 AM
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Be good for business,medical and Government etc but a bit of overkill in home use..
Though maybe virtual reality, multi player gaming fits the bill..
That would be cool..


I currently get over 1mb/s and that's more than enough for any current streaming..



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 10:00 AM
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Am sure some crazy dude will come up with an app that consumes half of that...someone with plenty of windows fits the bill



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 10:00 AM
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Ok, sounds great! But I also have to wonder about any adverse health effects associated with this new technology. Not trying to be a downer, but before I made up my mind about it, I would want to know about these things as well, especially in the case of children, because you know they will want it installed in all the schools.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 10:04 AM
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This is OVERKILL!!!
I would just be happy to have better service here in the US compared to other countries.

This is an article from '09 but i'm confident the numbers haven't changed much, except prices going up!
gizmodo.com...

Wish I had a cheap connection like those in Japan. . ..then maybe I could afford a decent smart-phone =(



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by visualmiscreant
Ok, sounds great! But I also have to wonder about any adverse health effects associated with this new technology. Not trying to be a downer, but before I made up my mind about it, I would want to know about these things as well, especially in the case of children, because you know they will want it installed in all the schools.


Ermm... Why would an increased data transfer rate cause health issues?

The only thing I can think of is possible wrist strain... from all the extra porn you could squeeze into your day.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 10:50 AM
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Thats a good one.. seriously though.. there will be something that will come up to max out that speed.. am sure of it.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 11:50 AM
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That's an insane amount of bandwidth,I get envious when I hear people talk about T1/T3 speeds...I'm on less than 1mb


You could DL those giant space galaxy pics in a flash.
Imagine the streaming quality,super HD with zero load times...MMmm!
And perfect audio quality.
So everyone would have to buy new monitors and sound systems to get the max benefit sadly.

Great sounding tech though,may as well implement it if its been well designed and works IMO.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by lurker007
This is OVERKILL!!!
I would just be happy to have better service here in the US compared to other countries.

This is an article from '09 but i'm confident the numbers haven't changed much, except prices going up!
gizmodo.com...
This is the kind of practical attitude I appreciate!

I'm not sure why the US is so far behind the rest of the world in both speed and cost, but it's ridiculous.

The speeds I have now are good enough to download a 2 hour movie in maybe 4 hours at DVD quality, but if I want blu-ray quality, it takes forever, those movies are HUGE. It would be nice if we had speeds fast enough to stream movies in blu-ray from out netflix account. You don't need the speeds in the OP but you really would benefit from having speeds like Japan has instead of US speeds.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 08:03 PM
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The cost of the bandwidth we get now is too high as it is, especially considering the speed.
Could you imagine how much that kinda bandwidth would cost?
Not many individuals would be able to afford it.

And thanks for the star on my first post EVAR!
edit on 23-5-2011 by lurker007 because: added comment



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