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Monday, March 06, 2006

Never Good Enough

Ever since broadband came out people have been obsessed with the speed of their internet connection, knowing that they can upgrade the high package when before there was no other real cost efficient alternative other than 56K dial up. But now broadband internet is beginning to finally sink in and its amazing potential has worn itself out. We start wondering when the next big think will be released, well its closer than you think.

A British designed internet system promises internet speeds of up to 2 gigabits a second that's right 2GB internet. This system is currently being tested in a variety of London households on media centre based computers which provide a combination of digital television and internet combined into a simple box. The system of where the heart of these speeds can be achieved is currently one of the most closely guarded places in Britain with over 140,000 square feet of fiber-optic cable in order to support such speeds. It is said that the whole of the Britannica encyclopedia can be downloaded within 7 seconds using this new system.

Who knows how long it will take for these systems to be put in place as standard or how much they will cost but we all know they will have massive implications. Eventually when network speeds now become the current speed of the internet the will be no more need to upgrade. The speed of file transfers will mean that waiting for downloads will a thing of the past and media can easily be accessed more or less instantly. The mass speeds of this type of internet would have massive implications on warez communities will cinema be affected once again due to these mass speeds and take another blow in the gut like when broadband was released.

It seems ever since the has been a choice to upgrade computer users experienced have been obsessed with the best the fastest connection despite the fact they don't need it. It seems a kind of internet like this will be a final solution to upgrades, but the question is if companies don't choose to downgrade the speeds first and then slowly jack them up to make the public want to upgrade. The internet speeds have always been varied and the general public don't understand that the speed of their downloads is only as fast as the speed of the machine the are downloading off.

The implications of a world striving for something better than the best will only be known when we relise we have gone too far, either that or things will just loose their novelty.


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