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The best video on YouTube you probably can't watch

The best video on YouTube you probably can't watch
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Super-high-definition 4K televisions and computer screens are becoming more and more common, and more affordable, too. But, before 4K has even become the standard, an even higher-definition video resolution called 8K is peeking around the corner.

There's an 8K video uploaded to YouTube right now called "Ghost Towns" that's drawing a lot of buzz. The only problem is you probably can't watch it.  It's a two-minute high-definition tour through what appears to be a small abandoned community. The caption beneath the video keeps it simple and just says this:

4K is so "early 2015". Ghost Towns in 8K.

According to YouTube, the site has supported 8K video since 2010, but the labeling of 8K videos only became possible more recently. It's technically playable through the Chrome Web browser, so why can't you see it?

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