China invents high speed wireless internet using a simple lightbulb

Chinese scientists have created a revolutionary way to connect to the internet using LED-based lightbulbs, Xinhua reports. Coupled with special microprocessors embedded in the bulbs, four computers were capable of connecting to the internet at very high speeds: 150 megabits per second, the speed of a typical FiOS fiberoptics connection. They call if LiFi, for Light Fidelity.

The research team at the Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences says that this could change the way computers, tablets and telephones communicate, making wireless networks really inexpensive, more energy efficient, and completely ubiquitous. Basically, anywhere there's a LED lightbulb there will be internet.

The technology is still in the experimental phase, but I can't wait for it to take all over the world.