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Scientists have pioneered a new internet 2.0 with download speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical broadband connection.

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Back in our 14.4bps dial-up modem and AOL days, we never thought we'd be where we are now. So it's pretty hard to imagine holographic video conferencing and five-second movie downloads.

Editorial note: Whoa! You've found a super-old post here on BuzzFeed, from an earlier era of the site. It doesn't really represent where we are anymore, and may in fact be totally broken, but we're leaving it up as a part of our early history.

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