This summer, on the 'Red Button Day', scientists will turn on the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), and also open The Grid, which can send data online 10,000 times faster than current standards. Movies can be downloaded in 5 seconds, for example.
Scientists began developing The Grid several years ago when they realized the jaw-dropping annual amount of info collected from LHC can't be stored locally. A small academic network has already been in use by researchers to design drugs to fight malaria.
The Grid, according to experts, will transmit holographic data, revolutionize business, and lead to 'Cloud Computing'- where users store all data online. The LHC is expected to reveal secrets about the Higgs boson particle which gives matter mass.