The internet could crash! This guy knows. He owns the third domain that ever existed. Danny Hillis.

COMMENT –  sovereigntea said…

The internet routing system and infrastructure is designed to be resilient in times of war … its origional purpose a robust packet switched network with redundant routing paths and capacity.

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.

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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.


 
Honest – and dishonest – mistakes
 
Is there a Plan B if the Internet goes down for an extended period of time?

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.

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2 Responses to “The internet could crash! This guy knows. He owns the third domain that ever existed. Danny Hillis.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    No, link not working again.

  2. sovereigntea says:

    The internet routing system and infrastructure is designed to be resilient in times of war … its origional purpose a robust packet switched network with redundant routing paths and capacity.

    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.

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