written by Pierluigi Stella
These days, practically everything is connected: smartphones, home security systems, refrigerators. There’s even an annual connectivity conference dedicated to wearable technology, like eyeglasses with lens screens and smartclothing embedded with tablets.
We’re browsing with real-time communication and playing with complex connectivity for a population more than double what it was 40 years ago. Wealth, too, has expanded and enjoys more global distribution than before. Today’s 2 billion Internet users demand fast connectivity anytime, anyplace — and while all these changes have come upon us rapidly, we’re still working with an Internet protocol designed for a much simpler time. (Read more)