Accession Number : ADA444436


Title :   FirstMile US Fall 2005 Conference


Corporate Author : FIRSTMILE US CARLSBAD CA


Personal Author(s) : Estrada, Susan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a444436.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : A key application for mobile users that seems destined to rise is information about the geographic location of device users or their intended destinations, said Internet pioneer Vinton Vint Cerf, who announced earlier this month that he would leave his technology leadership post at MCI to become Google's chief Internet evangelist. Mobile devices are enabling Internet applications and the use of geographic information is destined to find a niche, Cerf said. Ceri, who co-designed the TCP/IP protocols that were used to develop the Internet's underlying architecture, offered his forecast during an interview following his formal remarks as a keynote speaker Wednesday at a day-long Internet conference in Washington, D.C., sponsored by FirstMile.US, an advocacy group that supports the development of improved broadband services in the United States. The users of mobile broadband devices would be able to find the nearest hospital, ATM or bank, Cerf said. He described the application as geo-indexing and predicted that it would have many practical uses in the future. Cert also predicted that consumers increasingly would not require real-time applications, despite forecasters who believe the opposite. The increasing popularity of TiVo and other video recording services show that people are enjoying the opportunity to download broadband content and watch it when they want rather than when it is aired in real-time, he explained during his presentation. Only breaking news and maybe sports need to be broadcasted in real-time, Cerf said. As long as the capacity for downloading content is available, most of the requirements of consumers will be met without real-time viewing, he added.


Descriptors :   *INTERNET , *GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS , POSITION(LOCATION) , REAL TIME , MOBILE , HIGH LEVEL ARCHITECTURE , VIDEO RECORDING , RECREATION , BROADBAND , ONLINE SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Information Science


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