Professor Harald Haas, from the University of Edinburgh in the UK, coined the term Li-Fi and is a co-founder of pureLiFi. Li-Fi offers quite a bit of advantages over Wi-Fi and can be used with anything ranging from children’s toys to commercial airplanes.

What if we could use existing technologies to provide Internet access to the more than 4 billion people living in places where the infrastructure can’t support it? Using off-the-shelf LEDs and solar cells, Harald Haas and his team have pioneered a new technology that transmits data using light, and it may just be the key to bridging the digital divide. Take a look at what the future of the Internet could look like.

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