Saturday, May 17, 2008

10 ways the Internet will die

The Internet is a worldwide series of interconnected computer networks that transmit data by packet switching using the standard Internet Protocol (IP).

How might the Internet as we know it die? Here are 10 possibilities that were published on gigaom.

  1. Someone subverts the Domain Name Service
  2. Zombie networks attack
  3. Massive physical infrastructure failure
  4. Death by a thousand fragments
  5. A really good virus breaks the routers
  6. Updates break how updates work
  7. The Net stops being neutral
  8. The lawyers get involved
  9. Walled gardens
  10. Humans take themselves out

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