Yea, uh forget the cpu and gpu required… the amount of ram and network infrastructure would have to be ridiculous.
First, let’s look at cellular. Our current cellular infrastructure quite honestly blows.
TLDR: For guys who don’t know the specifics of how cellular works: Your device sends signals into the air, which is picked up by a cell tower, which sends signals back to your device.
Think of bandwidth like a freeway. If you have lots of cars (customers), and only 2 lanes (frequency & system processing), then you’re gonna have lots of traffic. (lag). If you have more lanes, well then there’s less traffic. (Faster speeds.) Over time, people wanted to figure out the “goldielocks” frequency. “How can I get the most amount of data transmitted, at a reasonable time, with the most amount of range?” Geological obstacles also effect this question, as some waves pass through objects easily but not others. This led us to our current tech.
Now, the demand for high speed internet is really high, but there is unfortunately so far no perfect frequency better that we can use. 5g is being tested on right now. It’ll probably use a millimeter wave. It gets absorbed by solid objects frequently, but it’s bandwidth is incredibly large. It’s range also sucks lmao. (current frequency is about 2 miles, mm wave 0.9 miles iirc)
Essentially, cellular data needs a long long time to be able to cope with what google is thinking about.
Wifi is bit more optimistic. Generally, we have copper cable used to transmit data, but it’s capped around 1 ghz, while fiber optics are capped around 10ghz. Why do we use copper? Well, it was perfect for phone lines and fiber optics are relatively new. Upgrading would be a pain from a construction standpoint. Fiberoptics can go up to roughly 1 gbps speeds. For this proposal, you’d need high end internet. Now, most people with very high bandwidth speeds need it for a reason: whether it’s gaming, network of video editing, ect.
ironically, to make full use of that internet, you’d typically be using high end devices which nullify the whole basis for google’s idea lmao.