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Hooray/Oh No: We’re Reaching the End of the Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 04:28 PM
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It is both a nightmare and a dream come true, but we’re entering an I.P.-address shortage. According to CNN, “[w]ithin 18 months it is estimated that the number of new devices able to connect to the world wide web will plummet as we run out of ‘IP addresses’—the unique codes that provide access to the internet for everything from PCs to smart phones.” It’s like Y2K, but 2,000 percent worse, because it’s zero.
Complete info at VanityFair.