Without going into the physics of it, ever want an internet speed that is equivalent of having it stored on your local computer? Well, it looks like there has been a pretty big leap in using quantum entanglement (having the properties of 1 electron effect another electron's properties instantaneously no matter the distance) for communications.
Within a few months China will be field testing a quantum communications network and satellite. Of course, it is for military and diplomatic communications, however, within a few years time I suspect that there will be a civilian version of the network.. just like how the internet first started.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/china- ... 2015-02-09
It looks like the network has been lab tested for awhile now, since 2009. Its also worth it to note that there was a minor article about the USAF looking into it during that time. If we assume ~10 years between technology to become "civilianized", then civilian quantum networks will start appearing in 2018-2026.
This is also in my predicted timeframe for VR to become "mainstream". Interesting times for sure 8-)