By Brian Honea
Speed has fascinated the world for decades. Einstein studied and measured speed extensively, and people have been captivated by the fastest Olympic swimmers, sprinters, and skiers — not to mention race car drivers and test pilots — for as long as humans have competed against one another. Clearly, speed is a big draw — in almost everything.
This “life in the fast lane” mentality has intensified in the digital age. Speed has become the hallmark of the Digital Revolution, with most industries integrating technologies into their everyday operations to provide customers with faster — ergo, better — products and services. Take the internet, for example. The biggest selling point for online service providers is the speed of their data.