Scientists are working on something called the "quantum internet". The technology is like something from a sci-fi flick, but the bottom line is that a phenomenon called "quantum entanglement" using photons of light would allow an internet that's much faster and more secure than the one we have today.
Of course, photons are right at home in fiber optics, although theoretical lasers through the air could achieve similar results.
The website New Atlas has an interesting article if you want to learn more.
No doubt we'll soon hear BIG CABLE touting it's own version of quantum internet that works on 30-year old copper...
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