ARPANet Co-Founder Predicts An Internet Crisis

Dr Larry Roberts, co-founder of the ARPANET and inventor of packet switching, predicts the Internet is headed for a major crisis. Internet traffic is now growing much more quickly than the rate at which router cost is decreasing, Roberts says. At current growth levels, the cost of deploying Internet capacity to handle new services like social networking, gaming, video, VOIP, and digital entertainment will double every three years, he predicts, creating an economic crisis. Of course, Roberts has an agenda. He’s now CEO of Anagran Inc, which makes a technology called flow-based routing that, Roberts claims, will solve all of the world’s routing problems in one go — via Slashdot

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