From the webpage:
Calling all developers, network engineers and community catalysts. Mozilla and the National Science Foundation (NSF) invite designers, developers and everyday people to brainstorm and build applications for the faster, smarter Internet of the future. The goal: create apps that take advantage of next-generation networks up to 250 times faster than today, in areas that benefit the public — like education, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, public safety and clean energy.
Designing for the internet of the future
The challenge begins with a “Brainstorming Round” where anyone can submit and discuss ideas. The best ideas will receive funding and support to become a reality. Later rounds will focus specifically on application design and development. All are welcome to participate in the brainstorming round.
What would you do with 1 Gbps? What apps would you create for deeply programmable networks 250x faster than today? Now through August 23rd, let’s brainstorm. $15,000 in prizes.
The challenge is focused specifically on creating public benefit in the U.S. The deadline for idea submissions is August 23, 2012.
Here is the entry website.
I assume the 1Gbps is actual and not as measured by the marketing department of the local cable company.
That would have to be from a source that can push 1 Gbps to you and you be capable of handling it. (Upstream limitations being what chokes my local speed down.)
I went looking for an example of what that would mean and came up with: “…[you] can download 23 episodes of 30 Rock in less than two minutes.”
On the whole, I would rather not.
What other uses would you suggest for 1Gbps network speeds?
Assuming you have the capacity to push back at the same speed, I wonder what that means in terms of querying/viewing data as a topic map?
Transformation to a topic map for only for a subset of data?
Looking forward to seeing your entries!