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    The end of the Internet one day???

    Here's some news to me, take a look at this artical regarding the future of super-duper high speed info sharing: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,347212,00.html
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    This stuff really scares the you know what out of me. The stuff they are referring to is pretty intense.

    Makes me wonder what scientists playing with particle accelerators pointing them at the center of the earth are going to achieve.


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    Actually this technology is already in use between a few selected Universities. I learned about this a couple years ago, then saying it will be available world wide within 5 years.

    My greatest fear is, you won't be loading software on your personal computer anymore, it will all be run through the INTERNET, and we'll be paying annual fees. That scares me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Olieman View Post
    Actually this technology is already in use between a few selected Universities. I learned about this a couple years ago, then saying it will be available world wide within 5 years.

    My greatest fear is, you won't be loading software on your personal computer anymore, it will all be run through the INTERNET, and we'll be paying annual fees. That scares me.
    Yes I agree Matt.. Will not EVER happen here I will stop using the internet and just use all my useless computers to run my sim..... Think of the time I will have for my sim with no internet!!
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    Think of the time I will have for my sim with no internet!!
    Think twice about this.... would you have a sim without the internet?

    When I think how I came to this hobby, I would certainly not be a member of the Super Constellation Flyers, I would not know what a Super Connie is. And I would certainly not build a simulator because I wouldn't know how, without the information of the internet.

    I'm not scared about a faster Internet. If I just look back how I started internetting... a 9600 Modem and a ASCII terminal, then 56k and my first Mac, then cable-modem 5Mb and now already 25Mb. These speeds have been impossible onla 10 years ago! (For private use)

    The only thing that scares me a bit is that my data is "somewhere" but not anymore on my PC. Can we trust those people who store them? Can we trust our governments to respect the privacy of the data? It would be easy to sniff around in these huge piles of data.
    Just imagine that someone could see everything you have on your PC... and I'm not talking of the little collection of porn pics I mean stuff like passwords, banking information, personal mails....

    We will see if people really want all this. Scientists often have great ideas but if the average man really wants all that...?

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    It was only a matter of time. Once we had distrubited computing it was bound to happen. Each new level of speed and power creates the one to supercede it. And with the new intel chips coming out over the next year and a half, we are going to see incredible advances in speed and power.

    How long did it take for the current internet to design and build its own replacement? Right around 10 years. The next version will likely be here in about 5.

    This is the same scare that our parents faced when the net first came online, just on a much bigger scale.

    Scary? Yes, but with careful precautions, it will be even safer. And this can be a very good thing also. Anything this powerful can change the face of political power on the planet as well. And that can be a VERY good thing. Politicians have far far too much power as it is. Lets use what we have to reign them in.

    Hmmm... I'm in danger of flying into a massive cloud of rant against the gub-ment here... I better quit while I'm ahead...
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    You guys ever watch the movie "Live Free or Die Hard." If you haven't, watch the film and look past all of the explosions, gun fights and visual effects and pay attention to the story.

    Hackers are going to have a field day with this. And with all of the personal informations that the government stores on computers, something like what happened in the film could happen in real life. Thats the scary part.

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    Erm, just because it was mentioned that one might store documents and run apps remotely, does not mean that people will use it that way. Most notably, no way I'm gonna remote store any of my information or apps on such a network. Thin clients have been talked about for decades now, and I've yet to see one that was effective for many reasons. He's obviously an academic, and academics often have conceptual troubles between what sounds good on paper and what actually works. Sure the network bandwidth is great, but I think he went out in left field by suggesting a large change in user habit. I'm taking bets that very few people like the idea of remote store and thin clients. They're gonna have to do a better sell of the idea than what he did to perk my interest in thin clients. The bandwidth on the other hand -- sure, let me drop a fiber optic NIC into my machine.

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