Soon, you’ll be able to browse the web, surf, work, etc. at 100-times the speed of Wi-Fi, thanks to Li-Fi technology. French start-up Oledcomm created this technology, based on the properties of LED lights flickering, and tests have found that it can transmit information at over 200 gigabytes per second. One caveat: the light has to be visible for the signal to work. Continue reading for a video explaining it more in-depth.
” There are, however, some advantages to the limited scope of the signal. Unlike Wi-Fi, which can potentially broadcast your information far and wide, Li-Fi signals can be directed at a single user, which in turn helps keep their activity more private. And because it’s easy to restrict, it could be used in locations like hospitals or schools,” reports Inhabitat.