Father of Internet offers forecast


Author: JT Smith

PC World: “Vinton Cerf, who could claim to have invented the Internet without becoming a national punch line,
recently offered an optimistic view of the online future–as well as sharing a look back at the Net’s remarkable growth. IP version 6, which is in
development, will contain 28 bits of address space, he said. Cerf joked that “while I can’t guarantee that will be enough,” he
estimates that 28 bits falls “just short” of being enough to house an address for every star in the Milky Way.

“After that, I’ll be dead and somebody else can worry about it,”
he said.”