I love big thinkers. They may seem bonkers at first glance, but often their wild ideas lead to breakthroughs no one else saw coming. Take the Internet, for example.
No one (or next to no one) knew it would explode into the colossal information sharing and marketing tool it is today. I certainly didn’t see it coming, and I was one of the first to do online marketing way back in the mid-1990s. I also wrote one of the first books on Internet marketing, with my book CyberWriting. But I sure didn’t predict what we have today.
So, what’s next? Where do we go from here?
I just heard this morning that one of the developers of the Internet is working on something called the Inter-Planetary Internet.
The Interplanetary Internet.
The idea is to set up a system to send and receive emails from other planets.
Sounds bonkers, right?
Well, it’s ideas like these that lead to history making events. I can just as quickly as you think of all the reasons why this new Internet won’t work.
But, what if it does work?
Ah, there’s the real question.
I suggest we think big, bold, and even nutty.
Out of this non-linear and even non-intuitive thinking may come the next big thing.
And you and I can be a part of it.
Learn more at http://www.ipnsig.org/home.htm This is a group working to develop the parts necessary to create the Interplanetary Internet. Their site says…
“While the Earth’s Internet is basically a “network of connected networks”, the Interplanetary Internet may therefore be thought of as a “network of disconnected Internets”. Inter-working in this environment will require new techniques to be developed. “
And in case you think this is all flakey, the InterPlanetary Internet study at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) was started by a team of scientists at JPL led by Adrian Hooke and Vinton Cerf, one of the pioneers of the Internet on Earth.
I love it.
To the future,