Category Archives: Computers

The web is about to pass away; the grid will be born

Well, do you all remember that particle accelerator that is about to be finished in Europe? Well, a new Internet was created to process all the information it will start gathering… it’s called the grid. It’s 10,000 times faster than broadband and it will enable users to download movies in a matter of 4 or 5 seconds. We will be able to communicate and use holographic imaging once the technology is finalized. The web will be obsolete. The web will be worse than dial-up!

Are you ready??? 🙂

Here is an excerpt from the article:

THE internet could soon be made obsolete. The scientists who pioneered it have now built a lightning-fast replacement capable of downloading entire feature films within seconds.

At speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical broadband connection, “the grid” will be able to send the entire Rolling Stones back catalogue from Britain to Japan in less than two seconds.

The latest spin-off from Cern, the particle physics centre that created the web, the grid could also provide the kind of power needed to transmit holographic images; allow instant online gaming with hundreds of thousands of players; and offer high-definition video telephony for the price of a local call.

David Britton, professor of physics at Glasgow University and a leading figure in the grid project, believes grid technologies could “revolutionise” society. “With this kind of computing power, future generations will have the ability to collaborate and communicate in ways older people like me cannot even imagine,” he said.

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Ah, The Tablet…

Well, for anyone who might like to know, I’m currently writing this Blog entry from my Tablet PC on a wireless Internet connection at my local church. =) The technology that is available these days is just too cool and I am so glad that my graduation gift for college, combined with my birthday present, was a tablet PC.It is my hope that I can edit my web site and Blog all I want from anyplace that has a wireless Internet connection from here on out. Who knows, maybe I’ll be able to keep my web site updated on a weekly/daily basis. But that might just be a little too much wishful thinking. 😉

Either way, the world is changing and one day soon I’m going to be able to get my wireless connection anywhere I’m driving/riding in a car. Until then, I’ll just have to settle for a local business like Panera Bread or Krystal or some nice coffee shop (or my church) to provide me with a place to sit, a drink to drink, and a web to surf or use to my benefit.