When Internet access reaches the speed of one gigabit a second, â€śthen weâ€™ll see our lives change,â€ť says Broadcast.com founder Mark Cuban in an interview with Businessweek Online. Now owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team and co-founder of the HDNet high-definition television network, Cuban said technology is now in a period of integration rather than innovation.
â€śThat said, if thereâ€™s a disrupting technology I could envision 20 years out into the future it would be ultrabroadband to the home,â€ť Cuban said.
Once we hit 500 megabits, one gigabit, then we'll see our lives change, he said. A high-definition camera and encoder, connected to switched network at speeds of 1 GB or more allows the elderly to be seen by experts as a first line of medical support. Blood can be analyzed. The medical applications could be astounding. â€ť
â€śAt that point, we can start to see entertainment applications that could change our expectations for fun,â€ť he continued. â€śI just donâ€™t think weâ€™re going to see the investment required and then the implementation of that level to the home for quite some time.â€ť