I’ve often commented to others… “doesn’t it seem strange that we have bandwidth limits? Surely there will be an invention in the future that makes bandwidth a non-issue.” Paul said to me, “maybe that will happen when things become light-based rather than electron based.”

IBM claims that has happened. The full name of the chipset is the “160Gb/s, 16-channel, full-duplex, single-chip CMOS optical transceiver.”

This means 1 second instead of 30 minutes to download an HD video.