Internet 2010 - Predictions for 2010 from a Content Forum and NANOG 37 in San Jose

### On Tue, 20 Jun 2006 09:13:16 -0700, "William B. Norton"
### <> casually decided to expound upon
### the following thoughts about "Internet 2010 - Predictions for 2010 from
### a Content Forum and NANOG 37 in San Jose":

Content Provider Predictions for 2010
Here is the question I put to a group of Content Providers at a content forum:

"We are sitting around this table in 2010 and we are commenting how
remarkable the last few years have been, specifically that:"

I think it might have been hedged upon in the responses you heard but I'm
suprised it wasn't specifically mentioned that there will be a rise in
customized content aggregation at the consumer level supported by mobility
aspects. Think of RSS feeds but on steroids. This will be promoted by the
next generation of portable PIM and communication devices (3G/4G?). It will
incorporate the ability to rogram or dynamically figure out a "workflow" for
pulling content (or setting up content services for specific push) and will
be situationally aware for the user so as to present the right things in the
right format at the right time through the right interface. A simple

  You're walking down the street and get hungry. You pick up your
  phone and "tell" it to find you a nearby restaurant that serves
  gyros. The phone would consult from its local cache of inromation
  and if it throws a miss, will go out to one of the local searches
  and after exchanging your locale, will get the names and locations
  of several restaurants in the area. It will also have gotten the
  directions to them from where you are. It also knows that you are
  on foot so it will calculate several transportation options
  depending on what's available including walking, taxi, busses,
  trams, etc. Say you pick the bus. it will then determine where the
  busses are and when the next available one will arrive by consulting
  the bus service's information server which tracks bus locations via
  GPS. It can even be smart enough to determine if that bus will have
  seats available by a combination of usage pattern data gathered over
  the last week for the time of day and the current number of riders
  on the bus. It will then signal the bus to stop at the closest stop
  to you and also tell you how to get to the bus stop.

  At the same time, it'll go out and do other things like search for
  the wait-time at the restaurant, pull up a menu, gather reviews of
  the food, make reservations if necessary... etc. Now mind you that
  you might not use all the information that's being gathered but it
  will still be available. In addition to performing these tasks for
  just the immediate need, the phone may also be constantly updating
  itself with news stories (in a multimedia format) so you can read
  during your trip to the restaurant. If an accident occurs that's
  along your bus route, it will determine if the bus service intends
  to reroute around it and also calculate alternate routes for you so
  you can get off at another stop and take some other form of
  multimodal transportation to your destination.

Although I've just describe the function of but one device in one specific
situation, you can see the content access is numerous and diverse. And of
course all this information will need to be compiled and presented in a
unified integrated format that's easy for the user to quickly digest without
getting information overload. Now maybe the device doesn't do this all by
itself. Maybe it talks to an information broker service which simply
streams the precompiled content back. Now despite everything I've written
above, I've only very lightly touched the surface.

Internet Service Providers Predictions for 2010

"We are sitting around this table in 2010 at NANOG and we are
commenting how remarkable the last few years have been, specifically

Given the example from above, content providers will require more
geodiversity/georedundancy. Local peering will become increasingly
important... especially with the wireless carriers. ISPs will have to
become more savvy with regards to IP mobility. This will probably be the
eventual driver for native IPv6 deployment. Customers will engage in more
dynamic traffic shaping at the CPE. There will be an increase in
service-based peering clubs/unions. There will be ann increase in demand
for seamless layer-1 handoff. The ability to go from wireline to wireless
to content push direct to a third-party display and input interface will
become smoother regardless of how the end devices are network homed.