Nov 15, 2009

Age of Pervasive Computing: "Trillions" video from Maya Design about the trillion node network

Food for thought:

Trillions from MAYAnMAYA on Vimeo.


The Trillion Node Network
Written in 1999 by Peter Lucus

"It is widely accepted that in the foreseeable future the worldwide network of computing devices will grow to billions, or even tens of billions of nodes. However, if we broaden our consideration to include networks of information devices (all artificial systems that deal in any way with information), then we are likely to be faced with much larger numbers. A network of one trillion devices is not inconceivable. Design at this scale cannot rely on engineering discipline alone. It will entail the kind of loose consensus among communities of designers that, in traditional architecture and design, goes under the name of “style.”"

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