The internet is running out of addresses

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2008/sep/25/internet

enter, IPv6
This provides up to 2^128 addresses (340 trillion trillion trillion), which means there's well over 4 billion addresses for everybody on the planet. Indeed, according to Wikipedia, IPv6 can provide 2^52 addresses for each of the 70 sextillion observable stars in the known universe, which I think may constitute "comfortable headroom" even for a pan-galactic internet
The 4 billion address thing was a sigh of relief, but the "IPv6 can provide 2^52 addresses for each of the 70 sextillion observable stars in the known universe" part, allowed me to sleep at night knowing that even our cosmic neighbours can have a web address if they so choose :]
 
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It would be cool if 300 millenia from now, the entire universe uses the world wide web, and every galaxy had a different .com address.
 
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It would be cool if 300 millenia from now, the entire universe uses the world wide web, and every galaxy had a different .com address.
And people complain about lag now...
 
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And people complain about lag now...
Instead of thinking about time travel, we should use quantum entanglement to make lag a thing of the past.
 

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