Tesla coil and spud gun vs. Chrome

Google made this slick video to show off just how fast Chrome can render web pages. They compare it against a spud gun, a speaker filled with paint, and a Tesla coil. Check out the video to see the lovely slowed down footage and the second video to see how it was done.
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nickodemus7 years ago
The lightning test was kind of unfair. The mouse button was pushed down way before the tesla's button was. But, still an amazing feat of speed.
Yeah. It is impossible to exceed the speed of electricity, but I think it was showing that chrome rendered before the ship exploded, not necessarily before it was struck.

Electricty isn't a constant measurable by a speed. Plenty of things are faster than Electricty. Light for one. Therefore fiber optics could be faster than electricty.

Light "isn't a constant measurable by a speed" either, moving at a rate that depends on its transmitting medium. In a conductor's electron pool, however, electrons will emerge from the cathode almost instantly as others are applied to the anode.
 actually fibre optics are slower than electricity because light in glass travels slower than through air so electricity which travels at roughly 3x10^8would be faster in this case.
P.S. fibre optics can produce faster internet speeds because they can transmit multiple pieces of information at a time unlike wires that can only transmit one piece.
Yeah, but I meant that Chrome was activated first, go to 1:46 in the video and look closely at the two switches as they are pushed. That's what I meant by unfair. And I'm not trying to start an argument with you, I just think my original statement needed clarification.
smeezekitty7 years ago
But i am sure they are using a insanely fast connection that even FF would load pages near instantly.
Talking of FireFox in such a way is nothing. How about Internet explorer?
Your lucky if IE will load the same hour as you press enter.
BTW i hate chrome but if it says tesla coil and spud gun in the same sentance i  want to watch.
...I think it's worth it. Just quietly, like.
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