Quo Vadis. Where are
we going? Here are some pointers by the master minds. Enjoy-
There will be satellites
in orbit around Mars. There will also be ground radio stations on the surface
of the planet, and we will link the Internets on the surface and the Internets
on Earth with an interplanatory backbone. The design is intended to work
over a much broader scale than two planets, too. For now we have funds
to do the first link between Earth and Mars. The design is intended to
take in most of the solar system with an eye to dealing with communications
in the astroid belt, because thats where some of the fist commercialization
is likely to occur;
-Vinton Cerf on Interplanatory
Internet, Yahoo Life Interview, December 1999.
|Applications generate new
requirements, and the Internet evolves to meet them. To the network community,
the word "multimedia" has been a lure- surely this exciting field must
generate lots of requirements that will challenge the network. But there
is always the question of whether the two communities have correctly understood
the needs and capabilities of the other.
-David D. Clark, Key note
address on ACM Multimedia'99, November 99.
I am much more worried about
the developing world. The Net could make an enormous difference, though
it may not be accessible to the people who would most benefit.
-Berners-Lee on the question
of digital divide, Interview with Yahoo Internet Life Interview, December