It Resonates

Sometimes someone says something to you that just resonates.  It strikes a mental bell.  It sets you down a path of ideas and thoughts you might not have had if that person didn’t make the remark. Back in 1990 or so, I was in a meeting with the executive responsible for advanced technologies at Fidelity Investments.  And he said, “what do you think will happen when everyone and everything has an IP address?”

If we had gone down this path back then perhaps we might have imagined ethereal threads of data woven into overlaying fabric of societal life and commerce. We might have imagined the compelling need for mobility or the necessity of devices that could pluck data from anywhere regardless of where the person holding the device was at the time. We might have realized the critical need for corporations to manage their data as crucial assets.

But we didn’t do any of that. We just began another thought of our discussion away from ubiquitous IP addresses.

What might you have thought of? What do you think are the ramifications of everyone and everything having an IP adress?

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