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Re: Tbit Ethernet... The ethernet speeds will definitely get there, and there will eventually be demand high enough to make it happen. Like your example of home streaming, I am planning on doing something like that eventually. Once I can get about 10TB in redundant storage cheaply I will be setting up a streaming media center for my home. With that I can store all my blu-rays and dvd's digitally and stream them to everyone in the house. That by itself can probably taken care just fine by a 1Gbps connection, compressed video of course. Now if the content on the blu-ray's had come uncompressed (you're talking about 700MB to 1TB range here) then yes not only would you need a better connection (10Gbps at least) but the storage shoots up dramatically too (200TB to be on the safe side, a factor of 20 from compressed to uncompressed). This is definitely farther away than just a few generations if you're going to do current standards uncompressed. I think it's safe to say that by the time 1Tbps finally comes down to the consumer level the market will be at the same place that you can actually store the video uncompressed reasonably as well, maybe even at 4k standards (well that might be stretching it just a bit).
The road block I see to these higher speeds is that copper cabling will be more than likely phased out in favor of fiber, even for the home installs. Is that going to happen? I don't know, a lot of pre-existing equipment is copper run through the wall. I don't see too many people opting to get their home wiring redone. For the enthusiasts (like many a regular DSLR user) it'll definitely have its uses and probably won't mind switching over to fiber. For the average joe, I don't know, and I'm not willing to make any predictions there.
My dream is to set up a VPN and make my collection internet streamable, akin to a homebrew Netflix. But that is highly dependent on the ISP's to step up their game, so that's going to stay a dream for a long time I guess.
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