Damn, today has been a hard fucking start up sequence (slow starts punk brother). TCP jokes are the best, if you don't get them we can keep retrying until you do.
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Possibly the most unbelievable thing about Star Trek is how different alien civilizations maintain cross-compatible video calling software.
It's a funny joke. Current humans are still competing in the name of capitalism, there is little to no incentive to build interoperable system when you can control a market sector. Of course no one actually can, but that doesn't stop facetime not being available on android.
Rants aside; We are going to solve this set of problems with automation, machine learning and AI. Here is a great talk on transport layer improvements, it talks about machine learning approaches to optimise delay/bandwidth for live streaming video connections.
It is entirely feasible that we could run similar approaches to coordinate video communication, especially if we are a civilisation that spends all of its time exploring and finding new people to speak to. Automate the boring stuff, you know?
Reading: Little Brother, Transmet
The BBC have an excellent rendition of Burning Chrome by William Gibson. I am sure a neighbour will help you out if you are geographically impaired.