Re: [sl4] Communication singularity realized

From: John McNamara (
Date: Wed Mar 10 2010 - 15:52:06 MST

"every motion picture ever created to be streamed in less than four minutes."
"system capacity up to 322 Tbps with the multi-chassis architecture"
322 Tbps(assuming 10^12) x 4mins = 77280000000000000 bit/s = approx
9,660,000 movies (assume 25Gb Bluray disc - 10^9)
i doubt we made even that many feature length 'movies'
=good sound-byte/publicity

"Obviously this has ramifications which none of us yet fully realize"
it's a single order of magnitude increase for maximum theoretical
throughput at ONE h/w node on the global backbone
None of us on consumer broadband will even notice
= hyperbole or auxesis

Learn the difference.

Best Regards
John Mc Namara

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 20:00, Brad Johnson <> wrote:
> Saw an important story today which may help us realize a singularity scenario that I predicted would hit us before the AI or nano-technological singularities did. This is the dam bursting through the wall of what I call the communication singularity.
> Obviously this has ramifications which none of us yet fully realize but I urge you most of all out of the populace of the world to try to fathom. Consciousness transference, consciousness streaming, Hive mind. Try to see without emotional interference. The reality we live now might not always be.

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