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Yottabytes getting the jump on pirates

Laser communications technology can enable data transmission on a far greater scale than is currently possible. (Courtesy of Airbus)

TOKYO -- The year is 2050. An employee at Lloyd's of London is sitting at her desk observing real-time images from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) the company deployed to follow a cargo ship it had insured. She picks up the phone and contacts the ship's owner.

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