A vision for the future

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Name: Justin

From: California

Bio: Internet user, future CS major, computer geek extraordinaire.

Area of Expertise: Technology Developer/Administrator

Topic: Technology

Headline: In the next 10 years...

Nutshell: The internet will be faster and more reliable, utilizing modern transmission protocols and high-speed physical layer links.

Vision: The future of the internet isn't as far off as one might imagine. With newer protocols such as IPv6 already being widely implemented by large software distributors, and high-speed links to the internet reaching an all-time high, it is quite within reach.

The proliferation of high-speed internet access in American homes is reaching an all-time high, and coupled with next-gen transmission protocols, means the birth (or rather, the re-birth) of the internet as we know it.

Date Submitted: 11/11/2004

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