How much faster? Well compared to our precious Wi-Fi it’s like the super hero The Flash, yes, it’s about 100 times faster than Wi-Fi with speeds up to 1GB per second.
It’s not just amazing, it’s unbelievable. They have already started implanting Li-Fi in Estonia. How does this Li-Fi work? Well, it’s being transmitted over light, led light to be exact. I’m sure our precious internet company’s aren’t too keen on this idea, since there would be no need to be apart of them, unless of course we needed some company to do the installation in our home. Also, it would enable us to use internet on airplanes, as we know today it’s basically impossible unless you fly first class, or in some cases you have to pay for it.
I’m pretty sure the aircraft companies would find away to charge us for using this technique, maybe just put in the microchip in specific lights on the plane, or manage to switch between two lights one which is paid for, and the other that is not. There is several possibilities for them, and the great thing about these light they don’t need to shine bright as a computer screen at 2am, there is a possibility to have to so dimm so the human eye don’t notice that is even on.
However, as the technology is pretty new and one would wonder how much one of these Li-Fi chips cost? and will there be a possibility to use for example the light from a computer screen to access the internet from just the light in the screen, or do the light need to come from somewhere else?
While I’m certain we will see more of this in the future, I sure hope our future gets a little bit brighter.
I included a video about Li-Fi.