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Can the Internet's Infrastructure Handle Virtual Reality?

2/17/2016 10:45 AM Eastern

How will the already congested bandwidth withstand the incoming onslaught of virtual reality experiences? It won't, according to Forbes' Bo Begole.

He writes, "Last month, I talked about the coming era of responsive media, media that changes the content dynamically to fit the consumer’s attention, engagement and situation. Some of the technologies that need to make that happen are coming out now (VR goggles, emotion-sensing algorithms, and multi-camera systems) but there’s one fly in the ointment: the new bandwidth required by responsive media could be too much and the internet’s firehose will burst."

 

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