Apex Data & Knowledge Management Lab Apex Data & Knowledge Management Lab focuses on the research and development in the data and knowledge management area. Current interests include Next Generation Search and Retrieval, Ontology Theory and Engineering, and Semantic Web.
I, Cringely . The Pulpit . The $200 Billion Lunch | PBS Implementing IPv6 will incur an infrastructure cost of around $200 billion, and that's just for the U.S.... In the current addressing scheme, China received a very small number of IP addresses, and this was causing them a lot of difficulty...So they made a national decision to implement IPv6 and put in a good network design...Of course, the rest of the world is still on the old system and to communicate with China an address translation is needed. This is becoming a pain. Countries who want to do lots of business with China or who want to do lots of business through the Internet (India) are now seriously looking at their own IPv6 plans...
China has done something very impressive and now others are taking notice. We (the U.S.) think we control the Internet, but China is proving otherwise.
And what is happening in the USA? Well we have Net Neutrality. We have a telco rebuilding a national monopoly. We have Cisco and Microsoft working together on Network Admission Control (NAC). I can see a time in the near future when they'll try to charge me for every PC in my house. While China is building a national resource, our government is letting companies turn the public Internet into an expensive private toll road.
But we'll move to IPv6, that's for sure, if only to make sure Halliburton has plenty of business.
BBC NEWS | Technology | Chinese gamer sentenced to life Qui Chengwei stabbed Zhu Caoyuan in the chest when he found out he had sold his virtual sword for 7,200 Yuan (£473).
The sword, which Mr Qui had lent to Mr Zhu, was won in the popular online game Legend of Mir 3.
Attempts to take the dispute to the police failed because there is currently no law in China to protect virtual property.