Take A Look At The New Internet
2012-06-11 0:00

By Julie Bort | BusinessInsider.com



A few hours ago, a whole new Internet was switched on.

The old Internet is almost out of room. The new Internet is vastly bigger. It’s ready for trillions and trillions more computers, devices, Web sites and the like.

Confused? Here’s how it works: In order to be on the Internet, a device or Web site needs an address. The old Internet had about 4.3 billion IP addresses. That’s not a lot. There are more mobile phones today in use than that. The new Internet has 40 trillion trillion trillion (or, 340,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000)!

This new Internet is known as Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and the old Internet is IPv4. (IPv5 got scrapped for IPv6).

Here’s an example of what an old Internet address looked like: 192.0.2.1. Here’s an example of a new IPv6 address: 2001:0db8: 85a3:0000:0000: 8a2e:0370:7334.

Network engineers have been working on this for years and years. So you won’t really notice anything different as they slowly switch everything from the old Internet to the new Internet, which will take a couple of years. BUT if you are going to sign up for a new ISP, or buy a new home router or launch a new Web-based business, make sure it works with IPv6. Even though the new Internet is turned on, not every network provider has gotten its IPv6 act together yet.

Over time, this new Internet will have a profound effect on our lives as all kinds of devices (things we can’t even imagine) get connected to the Internet, like every appliance in your home, medical sensors and much more.

The Father of the Internet, Vint Cerf [left] explains the new Internet. Cerf now works for Google.


Article from: businessinsider.com










Video from: YouTube.com




Top Image: The Architect, a fictional character in the last two films of the Matrix trilogy.

"In The Matrix Revolutions, the Oracle explains to Neo that the true purpose of the Architect is to balance the mathematical equations that make up the programming of the Matrix, and he is unable to see the world as anything beyond a series of equations." ~Wikipedia


Is Vint Cerf the Architect? ;)






Related Articles
Upgrade to internet (IPv6) means there are more web addresses available than there are stars in the entire UNIVERSE
Bilderberg Demands Internet ID for all EU Citizens
FBI: Hundreds Of Thousands May Lose Internet In July
Your Car Set To Become Part of ‘The Internet of Things’
Geotargeting And The Slippery Slope To Fragmenting The Internet With Localized Censorship
Confirmed: The Internet Does Not Solve Global Inequality
Jewish Internet Defense Force
Wikimedia CEO says ’Corporate Desire for Internet and Media Control’ a "conspiracy theory" (Video)
Professor Jonathan Zittrain: "The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It"
Is the internet bringing out your dark side? Changing our personalities?
Al Franken: ‘They’re coming after the Internet’
Facebook Rehab: The Danger of Internet Addiction


Latest News from our Front Page

41% of Americans Support Criminalizing "Hate Speech"
2015-05-23 7:31
The following are from a recent poll about what some are calling on for "hate speech" 1. Support for Hate Crimes Legislation Do you support or oppose the federal law that requires increased penalties for hate crimes committed on the basis of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or gender of any person? 2. Support for Expanding Hate Crimes Do ...
FBI Admits No Major Cases Cracked with Patriot Act Snooping Powers
2015-05-23 7:36
FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that could complicate efforts to keep key parts of the law operating. Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said that between 2004 and 2009, the FBI tripled its use of bulk ...
Sweetener Stevia Was Once Hailed As An Anti-Fertility Agent for Population Reduction
2015-05-23 7:13
Maybe it's not so sweet now... If you've thought stevia, the natural alternative to sugar and artificial sweetners with aspartame, et al., is too good to be true, there may be a catch. Check out this textbook written in 1970 by Paul and Anne Ehrlich, the precursor to the textbook Ecoscience they wrote with Obama Science Czar John P. Holdren ...
TPP Aproved: Senate Republicans Give Obama New Powers - Details Remain 'Classified'
2015-05-23 6:43
President Obama won a big victory for his trade agenda Friday with the Senate’s approval of fast-track legislation that could make it easier for him to complete a wide-ranging trade deal that would include 11 Pacific Rim nations. A coalition of 48 Senate Republicans and 14 Democrats voted for Trade Promotion Authority late Friday, sending the legislation to a difficult fight ...
Circumcision battle: Mom seeks release from jail after federal lawsuit is dismissed
2015-05-23 3:22
West Boynton mother on Wednesday gave up trying to get a federal judge to stop her 4 1/2-year-old son from being circumcised as his father wishes — a battle that also led to her arrest May 14 on a state court warrant. An attorney for Heather Hironimus, who lost similar legal challenges in two state courts, notified U.S. District Judge Kenneth ...
More News »