Oct 23, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The Rise Of The Gigabit City

Send your hologram to that meeting in New York, rather than going yourself. Experience everything Australia has to offer from the comfort of your living room. Instantly 3D-print that gadget you saw on television and get it delivered by drone messenger.

The age of gigabit connectivity is dawningand these are just a few of the predictions in a report called ‘Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age’, which tries to envisage how the next generation of Internet connections will change our lives.

The report works on the premise that, just as dial-up Internet access brought email into the mainstream and broadband spurred video streaming and social networking; gigabit-speed Internet will introduce us to a new set of technologies that will allow formore meaningful brand experiences.

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