Per Moore’s law, transmission and processing bandwidth and storage density doubles every 18 months. Bandwidth required by audio and video applications, on the other hand, has historically doubled every 10 years.
We have already reached a point where many audio applications no longer strain our networks, computers and storage and the situation for video is not far behind. From here on, the gap between available performance and the requirements of our AV applications will widen rapidly, exponentially.
Keeping in mind that nature abhors a vacuum, what sorts of new AV applications can we envision to make use of these resources?