Can the 'Future Internet' be Influenced?
Mechanisms such as IPV6 and policies like net neutrality can change the future Internet.
"Will the Future Internet just happen, or can we influence its shape?" That is the question asked and discussed in this Forbes article where these and many more topics discussed, following the 2010 International Research Forum.
"Sessions at the conference discussed technology infrastructure and hurdles to the emergence of a Future Internet. Martin Curley, who directs Intel ( INTC - news - people ) Labs Europe, led a session on business models that showed the importance of the Future Internet in practical terms. Curley pointed out that business models are the way that strategy is translated into specific business processes. The current and Future Internet is the platform for execution of those processes.
"The questions that investors, entrepreneurs and customers are facing now include: Who will be setting the rules for this platform? What will be possible? What will be prohibited?"