Date Added: Jan 2011
In the near future users will be able to move freely and still have seamless network and Internet connectivity. The authors envision that the Internet of the future will interconnect mobile or stationary clouds into the existing IP infrastructure. While many of the Internet protocols are immensely successful in traditional networks, they believe they will be inappropriate for communication among limited-capability devices in amorphous clouds. The question they are trying to address is whether the network layer services provided by IPv4 and IPv6 are necessary and sufficient for supporting heterogeneous devices in these highly dynamic, arbitrarily dense environments. The problem with an IP infrastructure is that, for certain applications, it adds unnecessary complexity.