COMMENT – sovereigntea said…
As a comms engineer I am highly speculative of articles which claim the sky might fall in and the motivation of any authors.
That said the world has become dependent and many people and large orgs have no credible backup / disaster recovery plan.
You could look at this the other way. Government could not operate without the net. All their control systems could one day be switched off. No one knows how vulnerable the internet is. There isn’t a Plan B yet. Plan B could be a lot better than the original internet. It wouldn’t be hard to build.
No there isn’t.
The fact is the world runs on software and software and is subject to attack. The Internet, which we’ve come to depend on, is full of vulnerabilities.
One of the big risks is that we know the parts, but we don’t really know how the whole thing works as an “emergent system.”
What’s an “emergent system”: think the weather.
This is not a crank. He got his PhD from MIT and holds over 150 U.S. patents.
Danny pioneered the idea of parallel computers that is now the foundation for supercomputing, and RAID disk array technology that all large databases depend on.
– See more at: http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/science-1/can-the-internet-crash-.html#sthash.CJtH4sgF.dpuf
IRONY – The link currently not working. Nor can I access the youtube video from the link. It’s working now.