Google's 6th Faculty Summit at Mountain View headquarters, focused on security, cloud computing and social web, and attended by about 100 faculty from around the world. Included in the agenda "Vint Cerf spoke about "Future of the Internet." Among his topics were the challenges in migrating from IPv4 to IPv6, which has a much larger address space than IPv4. This results from use of a 128-bit address, whereas IPv4 uses only 32 bits.
He also discussed great potential in implementing an "Internet of things," which refers to network of everyday objects. Imagine that you're traveling, and receive text message informing you that temperature in your wine cellar has increased to a level that can damage the wine. You then start an app on your smartphone that interfaces with cellar's temperature control system to bring level down. That's just one possible app as we connect more personal and home electronics to Internet."
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