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Forget Wi-Fi. Meet the new Li-Fi Internet

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First live demo of the new Li-Fi Internet.


What if we could use existing technologies to provide Internet access to the more than 4 billion people living in places where the infrastructure can't support it? Using off-the-shelf LEDs and solar cells, Harald Haas and his team have pioneered a new technology that transmits data using light, and it may just be the key to bridging the digital divide. Take a look at what the future of the Internet could look like.



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holy shit

does that mean fiber through light?

fiber light internet?

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Stop it. Li-fi CAN'T replace wi-fi. It CAN'T. Completely different idea and to be honest it's not a smart idea.

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Isn't this old news?

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im sure we can transfer via xrays too !

xi-fi ! the safest one yet !


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li-Fi cant travel through walls I think

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I honestly don't understand.

Light can't travel through opaque objects

A light connection is not reliable

Light pollution causes interference

The only connection that uses light that is realistic is fiber as it resolves all of these shortcomings.

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