NovusBogus wrote:It would be cool right up until the point that the Internet gets pwned and nobody has anything. Remember PSN? PRISM? Stuxnet? Imagine all of that times a bajillion...the only reason the cloud hasn't been pwned yet is it's not a big enough target compared to juicy financial candy.
As far as bandwidth, just enough to send a streamed compressed video signal. Steambox and Shield both let you stream 1080p games from your PC over bog standard wifi. The problem is gonna be latency, Shield's mothership is in the other room and AWS is a thousand miles away behind several circa 1995 routers and Room 641As.
p.s. I'm hittin' the Freixenet hard tonight. Cheers!
*clunks glasses together*p.s. I'm hittin' the Freixenet hard tonight. Cheers!
NovusBogus wrote:I think in the near future we're going to see what I call the Community Area Network, which is sort of what you describe and has mirrors for a lot of what's currently found on the Internet, or rather what used to be on the Internet before the Great Information War of 2018. 802.11n isn't much faster than 100M so if a user's router actually handles 10/100 correctly (which most do not) that would probably be sufficient. Realistically, they're gonna need gigabit especially for more than one user. Good news is gigabit consumer routing is here, if only ISPs would catch up (admittedly unlikely in the current political/economic climate).
My prediction is that applications and sensitive data will live locally, and servers will be more heavily mirrored. A lot of web applications will be split up so that it works offline or with reduced network integrity, like how Steam can be brought offline. Since backbone routers have handled current Internet traffic effectively for years it's not a matter of needing new tech, just re-architecting what's already there. While nobody said it publicly the networking side of CES showed a lot of hints that the industry is moving in this direction
Captain Ned wrote:And somewhere Larry Ellison is going "neener-neener, I told you so 20+ years ago".
Hz so good wrote:So i'm basically reinventing the wheel, huh? Alrighty...
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