Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 15: "Spectrum Crunch"
This week, we discuss a major bandwidth problem we're about to run into.
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Oh, because your sentences kinda lacked punctuation and Yatzhee is known to make alot of run-on sentences.
oh and why do you think i should get a job at the escapist?
1. i do think we cant take a step back 2. yes i also think that at times devs do neglect that games are games and that i cant wake up and just become the "hero of time" but i would say that its not that our lives are sad or that we dont have enough spice in or life yet instead that we can experience that scenario through our thought and minds who says you cant put down game and go skydiving? or play a game with your family/friends but instead because of the fact on ar games that its a way to use the world around us as a sort of living advertisement in which can be another way to boost the economy or even to just immerse yourself even more and to become that hero and as far as the spectrum crunch without that ability to experience that get away from reality and become the ultimate being or even to become a magical dragon is very sad in the fact that through gaming we can connect to other gamers and to make new friends and even some life advice maybe to just stop being bored and to experience another world or just to connect to a character and again not being able to do that is unfortunate and needs to be stopped its not that our lives are sad but that we can experience new things and i am all for that so that spectrum crunch will stop or cripple that experience and that (again) must be stopped or prevented for gamer kind and the very reason that some sites or relation ships happen now imagine no you tube aka Peta and the spectrum crunch is like that but for the gamers online and for the internet like no screwattack this is despicable and while caused by our uses it must be stopped by us also and we must ban together for that and many other reasons
there are solutions though, i heard providers are now trying to put some of the 3g and 4g mobile data traffic onto wifi. this wil reduce bandwith usage a lot in cities where you always have some wifi-connection available. in the middle of nowhere though, it would still be a problem.
Running out of bandwidth is actually a scary thought because tons and tons of people rely on it for their careers.
The lack of punctuation makes this hard to read. You should think about getting a job at the escapist.
Well, anyway if I get the jist, you're saying we can't take a step back. Yes that's true but before advancing you have to make sure you got the basics down and in this industry devs tend to forget the most important thing. Games are games. That doesn't mean we can't get experiences like this but this kind of game just reminds me of how sad our lives are. If I was an adventurer or a space hero I wouldn't need video games and this, just shows how much spice our lives lack. Trying to ''augment reality. I'm tired of this crotch, I say we should do something about our lives instead of finding substitutes.
This is something that I would definitely keep in mind. :/
uh last time I check the internet doesn't work that way.
yes but look at how things has evolved in gaming or even just in the way we work take away the phones and we need to write letters or see them to comunicate on an important update and the fact of wave legnths we take up or just for the most part in our mind need is giant and im worried about it becuase just imagine no more steam, no wow no lol and in our evolution we just cant afford to step back
This doesn't affect me AT ALL, I seriously always have a WLAN to connect to. Except when I'm driving, and I really shouldn't use my phone then.
interesting, a problem i neve rthought of. Only thing is you hadn'ty fully explain how bandwidth runs out, you said it can but a bit more detail could be helpfull
We've been indulging the avarice of money lenders since before Dubya was even born. What that faux Texan did was oversee a huge spike in the aggregate debt, and our current autocrat has only helped multiply these obligations (most of them fraudulent and all of them unnecessary) by a factor of ludicrous .
As for the spectrum crunch, the R&D required for a permanent solution will demand considerable funding. An appropriate way of going about this might be to assess an annual tax on the market value of licensed spectrum and to use such tax revenues for the purpose stated. Commensurately, we ought to eliminate the tax burden on labor and capital goods within the wireless communications sector.
The above would function far more smoothly as part of an accompanying shift in our entire monetary system and taxation structure, but I think it could still be appreciably effective all on its own right now.
And thank you for making it worse, Obama.
You know, those "robot apocalypse" movies have been talking about this the whole time, but did anyone listen?
We rely WAY too much on technology, and now all those smartphones are eating up our bandwidth so much that we'll be without internet by 2014, and that is both stupid and sad.
But that's just being pessimistic, someone will jump in and revolutionize the internet once again, and this bandwidth issue will be a thing of the past, but until then, we're heading for pretty dark times people, and the economy will only get that much worse from this new crippled internet.
P.S. Thanks for fucking us over by putting us in debt in the first place George W. Bush...
Two things here. 1) Why are the networks keep a hold on that bandwidth space if you can't even WATCH tv on analog anymore? The US made the switch to all-digital television so you can't physically watch tv via analog (i.e. antennae) anymore. So why hold onto it?
2) We might all be surprised how this turns out though. Consider that several times now people have thought that microprocessors couldn't evolve anymore but found a solution. Can't fit any more transistors into a processor? Dual-core technology came about. Can't fit anymore cores into a processor? Transistors the size of an ATOM come into being.
Well, if modern gaming wasn't as reliant of the internet it wouldn't be ''as bad''. Yes it would still be a problem but it wouldn't be debilitating.
The lack of spectrum however does not justify the bandwidth limitations on physical networks (cable, fiber optic, DSL etc.). Good thing I don't live in America, so I don't have to put up with those ridiculous limitations that are completely arbitrary.
I never really thought this was a problem actually until now. It sounds pretty serious now that I have seen some more statistics about it.
This is a very concerning and fascinating topic. We have used the radio waves for public use for about 90 years and since then we have only grown upon that technology... Consider this analogy. You are a farmer with a wide open field as far as the eye can see, you only have one seed. You plant the seed and it grows up to be a tree with branches and seeds looking like the same seed as the first. you plants the seeds and some of them end up either growing as tall as the first, smaller than the first, larger than the first, or not growing at all. But they all are the same species of tree. This cycle continues for many years until the field is full and you cannot plant any more trees. Now what you do from there? Well that is what you must decide.