Google wants to be your Internet

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at
Sun Jan 21 02:45:38 UTC 2007

On Jan 20, 2007, at 1:02 PM, Marshall Eubanks wrote:

> as long as humans are the primary consumers of
> bandwidth.

This is an interesting phrase.  Did you mean it T-I-C, or are you  
speculating that M2M (machine-to-machine) communications will at some  
point rival/overtake bandwidth consumption which is interactively  
triggered by human actions?  Right now TiVo will record television  
programs it thinks you might like; what effect will this type of  
technology have on IPTV, more mature P2P systems, etc.?

It would be very interesting to try and determine how much automated  
bandwdith consumption is taking place now and try to extrapolate some  
trends; a good topic for a PhD dissertation, IMHO.


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