Waste will kill ipv6 too

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Sat Dec 30 02:46:49 CST 2017


On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 2:31 AM, Michael Crapse <michael at wi-fiber.io> wrote:
> And if a medical breakthrough happens within the next 30 years? Nanobots
> that process insulin for the diabetic, or take care of cancer, or repair
> your cells so you don't age, or whatever, perhaps the inventor things ipv6
> is a good idea for such an endeavour. a nanobot is microns wide, and there
> will be billions per person, hopefully not all on the same broadcast
> domain.In fact, as you saay, we should treat /64s as a /32 and a /64 for
> ptp. So each nanobot gets a /64. 10B nanobots per person times 20B people =
> oh, crap, we've exhausted the entirety of ipv6 an order of magnitude ago.
> Let alone the fact that actual usable ipv6 /64s is 2 orders of magnitude
> below that.

(the time has finally arrived)

Obligatory xkcd ref:  https://xkcd.com/865/


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