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Report: The End of the Internet Is Near

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posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 12:01 AM
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Report: The End of the Internet Is Near


www.foxnews.com

The end of the Internet is near — and in less than three years, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The reason? More than 85% of the available addresses have already been allocated and the OECD predicts we will have run out completely by early 2011.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 12:01 AM
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Another doomsday tech scenario like the Y2K scam? Well the theory makes sense in a way but what gets me is this


The solution to the IP address shortage is an upgrade to new addresses that can accommodate our hunger for online connectivity. Such a system, called IPv6, was agreed more than a decade ago, providing enough addresses for billions upon billions of devices as well as improving Internet phone and video calls, and possibly even helping to end e-mail spam.


There always something to buy or upgrade when annoucement like these come out.


www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 12:05 AM
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Fat cats protecting their profits, i reckon.

"End of the internet" my bum!

They just don't like the possibility that there is a limit as to how many people they can get the internet to.

p.s; It's always about the spam, isn't it?

[edit on 7-7-2008 by Anti-Tyrant]



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 12:08 AM
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I find this very hard to stomach.

How could nobody have forseen this coming and made compensations for it with the gradual switch to high bandwidth IPs?

This IS a scam, and a trap.



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 12:09 AM
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IPv6 is already supported and built-in to the latest operating systems.

Go to your network card settings and you will see that IPv6 can be added in.



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 12:11 AM
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Sounds like the same problem we had in New York before. Apparently we had run out of phone numbers and couldn't give out new ones. The solution was quite simple, we added more numerals into the phone number, now you have to use an area code even for inter-city calls. Seemed to work fine, I really can't see how something so small can really kill the most significant technological advancement in history.



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 12:17 AM
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The thing about scams like these is that not that many people have the technical know how. So if you tell them you need this chip because if you dont have it then you wont be able to access the internet, guess what they going to do?



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 12:22 AM
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I'm sure FAUX SNOOZE wishes there was a way to keep everyone " On Message"
and believe only what they tell people they should think.



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 01:01 AM
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The same thing happened in Maryland. Seems like a simple enough fix for me. IP area codes!



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 02:39 AM
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end of the net my poo hole it all going to be good trust me



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 02:57 AM
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I heard this on the radio 2 years ago and they said that they were working on some thing new to cope with the high demand So this is all bs The Net will live on for many years We would need the world to stop if the net is to shut down



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 03:30 AM
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I seriously doubt the internets death is so near if at all.
I have been hearing problems about shortages for years in everything from telephone numbers, internet addresses to barcode number scanning technologies.
My question is this; if it is really so bad then how hard would it be to conceive of a new numbering system or alphebet that is used for the sole purpose of identification? What ever it be, symbols, characters.
China has thousands and thousands of characters at their disposal.
Time to expound on human comunication skills.



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 03:44 AM
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The old internet addressing system has a replacement being deployed already It is called IPV6 you can look it up. It integrates into the current infrastructure subsuming the current IP addressing method as a subset.
The internet will still be there. Not to worry!

Anyone wanting to sell you addresses before they run out is a scam artist.

Cyberbian, Network Engineer.



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 03:52 AM
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i remember hearing somewhere that they were going to open up the .com or .orgs etc... to .whateverthehellyouwant that way that wouldn't be a problem...but isn't everything suppossed to end in 2012 anyway?



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 04:26 AM
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Originally posted by AgnosticX
i remember hearing somewhere that they were going to open up the .com or .orgs etc... to .whateverthehellyouwant that way that wouldn't be a problem...but isn't everything suppossed to end in 2012 anyway?


That has nothing to do with IP's. That is in regards to domain names, which the only reason they are expanding to more options is because most of the best names have already been taken.



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 04:45 AM
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I am working for a software company in India which has filed a patent for the next generation Internet Technology. Called NetAlter it will be P2P based with unique IPv6 IP assigned to each computer thus uniquely identifying each node and also opening the possibility of using it as a server.

The company, NetAlter is developing a P2P browser that will enable this technology.



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 05:27 AM
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It's always about shortage. To money men, shortage is $$$ and excess means less $$$$. It's the same issue as oil (imposed shortage), health care (shortage of doctors), housing (excess or houses), corn (shortage/overuse). ISP's make good money because of a shortage or IP addresses (charging for static/permanant ips). They aren't going to switch until they have to.

There are pluses and minuses to cheap IP addresses. If we have cheap IP address AND ISP's didn't block home web servers, then everyone could run there own website from home instead of turning there life over to google/yahoo. The downside is, when your phone, TV, refrigerator, and everything has it's own static IP, then we loose more privacy.



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 06:44 AM
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NetAlter is trying to do away with the concept of Domain Names altogether. For example if you install NetAlter to your computer, it assigns the IPv6 IP address to your NetAlter ID.


For example supposed your name is John, you can create a NetAlter ID that is John. There were be many "John's" in the system but each one will be uniquely identified by their unique ip address (IPv6) at the system level.

So when you share your NetAlter ID with your friends, they add you to their contact list, they Just add "John" but the system will add it as John@youripaddress.com which is unique.

When someone else want to register the name John he or see can do it as his system level ID will be John@hisipaddress.com

So when people search for "John", they will find "John" in NY, "John" in Sydney and "John"in Rome. And if there are many "Johns" in NY, it will show John Age 23 or John Age 46.

so basically it will be the system that will be required to identify an unique John and present the information to you and let you decide if that person is the right person.

This applies to companies as well. This does away with the need to have a domain name and instead creates a new system to identify and locate a person or institution.

This also does away with the concept of present day email address.

But the question remains, are people ready to accept this new system. And is there an alternative.

If there is no alternative as the above article suggests then NetAlter has a good chance.



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 07:53 AM
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A lot of questionable comments and lack of general knowledge in this thread. First off the Internet was never designed to handle the mass consumer aspect that we see before us today. At that time no one envisioned the likes of what is now considered mainstream Internet access. Secondly, as clearly pointed out by some and the article, there is a solution (IPv6) that is well underway at many academic and ISP locations. Thirdly some very clever folks came up with workarounds that have performed very well (NAT, RFC 1918 / private IP space). I've seen firsthand where over 50,000 PC's were able to use the Internet via a single valid IP address. Rather impressive workaround.

Bottom line. Just like the advancement of technology IP space will slowly migrate to IPv6 and life will go on. To state that the end is near for the Internet is both irresponsible and plain stupid (which aligns perfectly with the source of this article).

brill



posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 08:46 AM
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Why not just change some prefixes or possibly the format for a link, if sites are willing to open up with say web:// instead of http:// it could possibly give more addresses... who knows... maybe im just an idiot







 
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