Cisco says, “By 2020, 50 billion network devices will roam the earth – that’s seven devices per person.” What’s wrong with this picture?
Yo, Cisco, are you aware that at least a billion and a half of the people projected to be on the planet in 2020 won’t have electricity? So perhaps that’s nine or ten electricity-sucking devices full of toxic compounds per person – nine or ten for every octogenarian, vegetarian, and baby – in the electricity-privileged world. And just what happens when those devices break? What do you propose to do with the billions of pounds of toxic trash? Just to power these 50 billion devices we’re ravaging the earth to find more fossil fuels. 50 billion network devices roaming the earth is not cause for celebration – it’s cause for shame. For a company that prides itself on networking, you could do a little better job of connecting the dots.