Data At The Speed Of Light

Sun Microsystems have received substantial wads of cash from the US military, 44 million to replace the copper in computer pathways. So what’s new?

Lasers.

Lasers.

Yes, lasers have supposedly been used by the gentlemen at Sun Microsystems to transfer information from one terminal to the next. Sounds pretty awesome doesn’t it? For one, lasers are down right awesome. Secondly, viable pathways comprised of photons could perhaps be the one solution for practical CPU miniaturization. As a result, large hulking pieces of hardware like the PS4

(*hint, *hint) could potentially be sized down to a highly compact frame.

Sun Microsystems Concept Model

Sun Microsystem's Concept Model

Of course, Sun Microsystems does admit that such a project is quite risky and that there is a 50% chance that it will result in downright failure.
Whoops.

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