I was just watching a YouTube video about the next great technological breakthrough to come our way. Intel and supposedly Apple are working on this Light Peak technology that is supposed to transmit data at 10gb/sec with one connector that will hold a hair's width assembly of wires. This connection will use only one connection port to control Video, Sound, Input/Output devices etc. Thus we probably will not need USB ports (except for legacy devices) or Firewire or Cards.
Apparently this is slated for release in an Apple product next fall. No word on whether this will actually come to fruition or pricing.
But one thing becomes interesting. Anybody remember a few months ago when Comcast decided to cap all data going in and coming out of your modem to 250 gigabytes per month? Supposedly, the introduction of Light Peak will deem redundant the need for our current internet cables eventually. Thus, in theory, it could take 25 seconds for you to go over the Comcast limit and entail a huge bill.
Something tells me that Net Neutrality will not apply to this. Additionally, something in the air tells me that Comcast knew something about this as well.
Hold on to your vests, we're about to be fleeced again, I'll say about 2 years for this one.
(VIDEO OF LIGHT PEAK).
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