Thinking about the internet

I read an interesting article the other day, courtesy of longform.org. It was on the history of the internet, and what the internet of the future will look like.

A fascinating hypothesis, and worth thinking about. I think the question of whether exponential growth can continue, or how it becomes a sigmoid curve, is fascinating. A particularly intriguing idea was that growth curves run up against physical constraints – hence the potential for Moore’s law to slow down.

Overall I think there’s a lot of change left to come, so I don’t know that I’d think about this in the same way as the author. But a fascinating and thought provoking read.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s