I know the NBN holds infinite possibilities but if history has taught us anything it is that porn will be the driving force of innovation on the internet. That being the case, it is quite likely that the NBN will usher in a whole lot of holographic porn. Yes, Australia will be a nation of sad guys sitting in their living rooms ogling dancing ghost sluts.
I like the idea of having mega fast internet but $30 billion or whatever it is does sound a bit pricey. Where the hell are they buying this cable from? David Jones? What annoys me most though is that after we fork out for it and wait ten years for someone to get round to stringing it up, we still have to pay to use it. Just imagine if you spent $2,000 on a bike and the guy at the bike shop said "Okay, I should have that around to your house by 2023 and when you get it you will have to spend $80 a month to ride it."
Why can't we get people stringing this stuff up sooner? I may have floated this idea before but why not get refugees to do it? Apparently it costs $1830 per day to keep someone in detention on Christmas Island (another example of the government getting crap value for money). Rather than lock them up why not train them up and get them plugging this thing in? I'm sure they would be willing to do it for a wage far less than $1830 a day.
I think this would also dramatically change the general thinking about refugees. Instead of greeting each new boat arrival with arrival with alarm, Australians would greet them with glee, safe in the knowledge that they will soon be celebrating their NBN installation with a living room full of ghost sluts.