Google got 1000 applications for its first installation of gigabit-speed Google Fiber. SInce then, things have moved a bit slower.
In today's world of hackers, stalkers, and cybercriminals, not to mention government spy programs and commercial sites that collect data about you in order to target ads, does your IP address rat you out to these information-gatherers?
Remember virtual reality? The idea that science could create a virtual world of sight, sound, smell and touch was hot two decades ago, then completely fizzled out.