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Whatever happened to Internet 2?

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posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 02:08 PM
I remember about a year and a half ago, Internet 2 was a very hot topic. There was alot of talk about the internet 'closing down' and being ran by a Government sponsored company or the United States Government itself. Many people were concerned that there wasn't much time for us to enjoy our uncensored internet and be able to interact with whomever we please.

What happened to this conspiracy? I haven't heard anything about Internet 2 in about 8 months. Its almost like everyone just forgot about it.

posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 03:28 PM
I have read the articles from websites about it. I think it was actually an official plan from the goverment (correct me if I'm wrong because I have the haziest memory).

I don't know what happened either but it is a posibility that the goverment saw various 'advantages' of open internet such as to find people who oppose certain policies.

posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 03:37 PM
The only thing that rings abell about internet 2 was an april fools joke I saw on ebaums world (when i used to frequent that site)

Are you sure it wasnt a hoax?

posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 03:37 PM
Internet 2?

Do you mean IPv6?

IPv6 Deployment Status
As of November 2007, IPv6 accounts for a tiny percentage of the live addresses in the publicly-accessible Internet, which is still dominated by IPv4.

With the notable exceptions of stateless auto-configuration, ~ many of the features of IPv6 have been ported to IPv4 in a more or less elegant manner. Thus IPv6 deployment is primarily driven by IPv4 address space exhaustion, which has been slowed by the introduction of classless inter-domain routing (CIDR) and the extensive use of network address translation (NAT).

Estimates as to when the pool of available IPv4 addresses will be exhausted vary widely, and should be taken with a lot of caution.

posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 04:56 PM
I thought that Internet 2 were websites driven by user generated content, i.e. YouTube and myspace.....wait maybe that is web 2.0. Meh, i dunno....

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 09:21 PM
reply to post by PokeyJoe

Thats Web 2.0 my friend.

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 09:33 PM
Internet2 is primarily used by Colleges and Universities, Government etc.

I wish it was released to general public, speeds in gig instead of meg ((sigh!))


posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 09:49 PM
I read about that on CNET. gigs instead of megs. Appears to be either censured or delayed.

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 10:06 PM
Yes, faster speeds was the main idea of the project i think ,but wasnt it also for security, to monitor free speech and what people sent/wrote/documented/etc. about whatever? Like the model Internet that people in Gov. want, a fully controlled station where they have power, instead of the present Internet where there is barely any control at all?

posted on Nov, 24 2007 @ 02:05 AM
lies lies lies , or words placesed in a manner that they prortey something / somepart of the whole, or how you like to put it

i should probobly start adding soap to my diet but here we go

the net 2.0 was to be a "closed web/lan/network " in this era of adopting hitler type thought patterns

i think it had more to do with creating a controlled network of known servers where all info was controlled , and some approved comers.
the network was to be 99% university servers and some govermental services ,
in theory its an brillian idea for a 4 year old whos just learned that they can interact with other compters.

so what is the net you might then say , i say its a heep of computers already in closed and open networks ,

all they did was to hint the fact that the us univesities are going to be put on a closly monitored network instead of having open networks that communicate with each other.

they just put winter tires on the car and tried to sell it as a new model or brand, wich is very sad , the goverment/s acturly belive you are to be treated as a child ,

im not saying im a wis at computers thou ive had one beside me since i was 3 or 2 don recall ,

what they are trying to make is closed networks that you have to "call " in order to recive content from ,

info has one number porn and other comerses one , govermental services one and so on and on ,

...wich it is all ready in a way, just that its freely spread across the world , you choose where you have your content.

might be that this is just another way to crank down on free speech and information ...

technicly the internet dosent excist , the nets do and we call them nets internet wether we see the content or not

[edit on 24-11-2007 by zerbot565]

posted on Nov, 24 2007 @ 10:18 AM
Well it seems like its still in the works, the wheels seem to be in motion. It seems like the main theme is faster internet speeds, which are coming out everyday. There needs to be a main fiber optic backbone all over in order for this to work, and it seems like that is what is happening. Look at FIOS internet or QWest internet in some cities and speeds are much faster than other places. Although not the gigabit speeds discussed, I would imagine those will be the norm in 10 years or so.

Look at average speeds from about 15 years ago to now....hundreds of times faster. I would only look for that to continue. Maybe I'm wrong but the fiber backbones seem to be the biggest stumbling block. If there isnt a fiber backbone anywhere it would make it difficult to have these speeds all over.

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