The Internet is getting creaky and old.
It is rapidly running out of space and remains fundamentally insecure.
And it turns out that China is streets ahead of the West in doing anything about it.
A report published in the “Philosophical Transactions” of the Royal Society this month details China’s advances in creating a next-generation Internet that is on a national level and on a larger scale than anything in the West.
At the root of the problem are “two major gaps in the architecture of the Internet”, according to a report from the New England Complex Systems Institute, compiled in 2008 for the US Navy and released to the public this month.
First up is the Internet’s inability to block malicious traffic
While malware can rapidly replicate and distribute itself across the Net, organisations can only respond to individual instances of online aggression.
China is already coming up…
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