Almost every person that uses the internet today has the ‘greed for speed’ when it comes to the web. We do various things on the internet daily, many of which include downloading stuff, using multimedia, playing huge games, watching high-resolution videos, surfing the web, listening to our favorite music, uploading videos on Youtube, shopping and what not! And the one thing that troubles us during our whole experience with the internet is the internet speed. Everybody wants to have speed. Nobody is patient enough to wait even a second for his service to get requested. If you’re reading this and also a lover for really high internet speeds, this news is just for you! [Also see: Good news for slow internet users | Facebook and Flipkart make apps lighter]
We have all heard about Wi-fi, but this technology that this article is based on is called Li-Fi. This technology uses light as its base for communication.
The concept behind this technology is fairly simple. It uses a LED bulb. Since it is a semiconductor device the current flowing through this LED bulb can be varied at really very high speeds. Consequently, the bulb gets dimmer and brighter with respect to time. This results in a pattern of photons that are emitted by the bulb. A photon detector then detects the emitted photons. And this is how the transmission of information takes place. [Also see: Covering Ed Sheeran’s Song And Posting It On Facebook May Lead You To Ban Your Account]
The optical fiber can produce internet speeds of around 1GBps, as known by many. Here is the shocking news which is that in some of the latest experiments conducted with the Li-Fi technology, the testers developed speeds of around 40GBps in the lab. This speed is approximately 100 times more than even the fastest Wi-Fi systems available today. It will still take a while till you use this technology in your home or office but it is sure to be a blessing for all the speed lovers in the world.
Li-Fi offers significant bandwidth and provides great security. The problem with conventional communication means is that someone can eavesdrop on your activities if you’re using them and steal your valuable information or do some harm to your computer. Whereas, if you use Li-Fi, it will be difficult for somebody to eavesdrop into your network.
For those who are worried about power consumption need not worry as the Li-Fi technology runs on little power.
The Li-Fi technology is safer and much faster than Wi-Fi. Everybody hopes that it comes at a cost as low as possible because nobody wants to pay one thousand dollars for their home internet. TheLli-Fi systems are still in the development mode, and they are improved all the time by hard working and smart people.
Li-Fi is expected to become the technology of tomorrow which can provide internet speeds of your dreams. [Also see: This Is The Perfect Smartphone Launched By Gionee. Everybody wants to have this!]