A remarkable expansion in the use of the Internet has spurred innovations in the networking infrastructure as well as exploration of new networked applications. But what we observe today is just a tip of the iceberg. This talk describes an array of potential new applications that will be running on the Internet of the future, and highlights the Internet infrastructure research - including the next generation optical networking and ultra high-speed wireless research - that are being pursued to bring about the new reality.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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