Less than a decade away: turn your laptop or your PDA into a supercomputer. Plug-in to The Grid.
Seen at Mirror.co.uk:
A VAST system of linked super-computers called The Grid will revolutionise the internet by 2010.
Scientists predict in less than eight years [the grid] will become as essential to life as the web once was.
Found at nembis.com:
The web was born at CERN. Now, the particle physics lab is birthing the next major communications leap - a communications grid so advanced, that "no matter how primitive and cheap your computer, you will have access to more power than now exists in the Pentagon." In several years, it will become as essential as the web itself.
The Global Grid Forum, The Grid: The Next-Gen Internet? (Wired.com)
I'm thinking that there will be some rather amazing virtual reality applications coming out of Grid supercomputing as well.
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