There's a cool video clip
of a robotic hand playing the 'rock, paper, scissors' game against a human opponent and winning every single time. They say we puny humans can barely compute response times between 30-60 milliseconds let alone respond in this time-frame but this robot can do it in just 1ms and to us, mere apes, it looks instantaneous.
So, I got to thinking what about gaming online and that old chestnut, latency or lag? Appreciably, those experiencing poor connections realise there is more to a bad connection than just how fast a packet of data travels to and from one host to another - the response time - and many of us know what it's like playing at pings of 150ms or higher or playing against others who are rubber banding like crazy online, so how fast do we really need our connections to be, seeing as how most of us are not exactly gifted with robotic reaction speeds ourselves?
I know Timey struggles to even light a fag these days and his eyes are shot, marbles all rolling about on the floor everywhere and Nels has chronic RSI through doing so much housework so can't move his fingers like he used to. Swanny's not exactly a spring chicken these days either so if you add our pathetically slow individual reaction times and factor in all the other routes of added latency, the monitor, wifi (controller), computer/console, router and then out into cyberspace how fast do you need it to be to make a difference I'm wondering?
Seems like 100ms of network latency is good enough for most no?