The Internet in 2020- Predictions: In 2010, there’re 1.8 billion Internet users and a world population of 6.7 billion. In 2020, it’s estimated 5 billion Internet users. Today, Internet has 575 million host computers. Expect billions of sensors on buildings and bridges to be connected to Internet by 2020. Internet traffic will grow to 44 exabytes per month by 2012, more than double what it’s today. The exaflood refers to the rapidly increasing amount of data being transferred over the Internet.
In 2010, more hackers will be attacking Internet because more critical infrastructure like the electric grid will be online. Among hacking incidents in 2009, 57% were in North America, 23% were in Europe, 6% were in Asia, 4% were in Middle East, 2 % were in South America, 2% were in Australia and 6% were in New Zealand.
In 2007, there were 0.6 million new malicious code threats. In 2008, there were 1.6 million malicious new code threats.