The Diverse and Exploding Digital Universe

The Diverse and Exploding Digital Universe

The digital universe will be 10 times bigger in five years. What are we going to do about this? As a society, our experience with the digital universe will unfold somewhat like a science-fiction novel. Within five years, there will be 2 billion people on the Internet and 3 billion mobile phone users. All will be interconnected; all will be creating and consuming content at an alarming rate. We can see fragments of the future today in the worlds of Second Life and Club Penguin, the stream of SMS messages to, the clinics in Beijing for exhausted Web addicts, traffic control in Singapore, and sneakers that talk to officials of the New York Marathon. For the custodians of the digital universe, however, the digital universe had better not unfold like a science-fiction novel. It needs to unfold like a dull, boring engineering text.


John F. Gantz Project Director Christopher Chute Alex Manfrediz Stephen Minton David Reinsel Wolfgang Schlichting Anna Toncheva
EMC Corporation
28 Aug 2008
27 Aug 2008
16 Page(s)
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