The Internet works
on IP Version 4 (IPv4) addressing. It is predicted that sometime late in 2011 that no more
IPv4 addresses will
be available. No doubt the press will
declare the end of the Internet
, and that all communications will
soon cease. This the the IPOCALYPSE.
Predictions on the demise of the world, the end of the communications, and what
be affected will
run rampant in the mainstream news. Some people will
load up their women, guns and bibles and head to their cabins in Montana.
Of course, engineers have already
the solution, with the uber-practical name of IP Version 6, and are just
waiting for the business and liberal arts fraternities
to wake up and spend some money on the transition instead of smelling their armpits
before heading out to an arts festival.