HOW FIBER OPTICS CHANGED AND CONTINUES TO CHANGE OUR WORLD
Updated: May 11
This might not be the most exciting, or the most interesting invention but fiber optics has changed and has made our world a better place in more ways than we can imagine. Its ability to transmit data using pulses of light has opened the door for many world changing innovations in medicine, manufacturing, and communications Here are just a few of our favorites-
In the 1840s, physicists Daniel Collodon and Jacques Babinet showed that light could be directed along with jets of water for fountain displays. A mere 30 years later, Alexander Graham Bell developed the technology to transmit voice signals over an optical beam. The telephone connected the world in a way that previously wasn’t possible. We still use the same technology today.
Fiber optic cables can transmit large amounts of data at very high speeds. That’s why Fiber Optic is widely used in internet cables. Compared to the more traditional copper wires, fiber optic cables are lighter, more flexible, and able to carry a lot more data. At FiberOne Broadband, not only do we offer an array of broadband options with unbeatable internet speed, our installation process is second to none. Once payment is confirmed, the complete installation takes only 3 weeks.
Surgery and dentistry
Fiber optic cables are widely used in medical procedures. Optical communication is an important part of non-intrusive surgical methods, popularly known as endoscopy. As part of these procedures, a bright light is used to illuminate an area within the body. This helps to reduce the number and size of incisions made.
Think about all the electronic devices that are in your car, from your radio to your GPS. Manufacturers use fiber optic cables to connect all these devices to each other. They also play an important part in a car’s safety features like airbags.
Prosthetics have come a long way in the last 50 years. However, they still have one major drawback, the user can not feel what they are touching. Thanks to fiber optics, this could be about to change. Researchers are currently working on real-feel prosthetics which will use fiber wiring to send pulses of light to the user’s neurons. This will hopefully allow amputees to physically feel touch again in the future.
So, would it be bragging to say that Fiber optics is the future of everything connection? And that FiberOne Broadband is the best internet provider you can hope to have?