A faster Internet? Please!

A group of MIT researchers led by Vincent Chan, the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has recently showcased “new way of organizing optical networks that, in most cases, would eliminate this inefficient conversion process; as a result, it could make the Internet 100 or even 1,000 times faster while actually reducing the amount of energy it consumes.” Did you read that? An Internet that’s 100x or 1000x faster than today. We know the Internet2 delivers insane speeds for very specialized applications, but something like this could benefit the masses in a huge way. – from Hardware