China Leads The Way
America historically has led the Internet, by setting many of the technology standards and being home to many of the main companies whose technology underpins and makes use of the Internet.
A small geeky announcement on ChinaTechNews.com indicates that the balance is shifting. The announcement is significant; think of it this way, how many extra phone lines could you have if you added an extra digit to the area code of a phone number? Well imagine that jump but much, much bigger to understand the leap forward that the Chinese are making with the Internet by adopting IPv9.
This also marks a profound future social, economic and information shift to the East; especially when considering how the most brutal and naked form of capitalism since the Robber Barons of the 19th century America is reshaping the country. The futures red, the future's China; get ready for video on demand Shaw Brothers Classics.