Of course, we know how fast the brilliant IBM scientists can develop new innovative technologies. But this technology is surely poised to change the way we transfer data. The new prototype technology uses light instead of wires to send information and could allow, for example, the transmission of 8 trillion bits (terabits) per second of information — equivalent to about 5,000 high-definition video streams — using the power of a single 100-watt lightbulb. Sounds too good? If the geniuses at IBM play their cards right and actually launch this network for civilians, then our lives will certainly change for better. Just imagine, you can download HD quality movies in seconds, physicians and researchers can send high-definition images such as MRIs, heart scans which are huge files, for real-time analysis and 3-D visualization, and bandwidth for Supercomputing can increase astronomically.

Source : PCLaunches