Keep in mind that this technology may not totally serve as an alternative to Wi-Fi. But, it's believed that the two systems could work together to bring faster Internet to all, which sounds like the ending of a nerdy Christmas movie. But in reality, would be pretty great.
Li-Fi would also improve network security and energy conservation. For one, light won't go through walls, which means better security. Also, lighting and wireless could be powered together, cutting down energy use. All good things.
So rejoice! Your illegal streaming just got a lot easier. Just kidding. That's wrong.
Just kidding. It did just get easier.
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Kara King is a News Writer at Thrillist and slow Wi-Fi will be the death of her. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her at @karatillie.