osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,
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Link Harvest: The Impending IPv6 Nightmare

Another article warning of doom once we hit IP address exhaustion.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/202594/the_impending_nightmare_of_ipv6.html?tk=hp_new

At this point, I've decided that the thing to do is sit back and watch the market work its magic without any nasty bad government involvement. After all, everyone has an incentive to make this work smoothly, and all the information is readily available, so there cannot possibly any information asymmetries or transaction costs that would impede a smooth, voluntary transition. I'm also quite positive that, in a networked environment like this, there cannot possibly be any negative externalities that could impact compliant actors in the event non-compliant actors crash and burn.

At least it's not critical infrastructure. I mean, imagine if there was something going on that could have serious impact on a system on which hundreds of millions of Americans rely, which is responsible for trillions of dollars of economic transactions, and which would impact pubic safety if it failed. You would expect various levels of government to at least be aware of the problem, rather than ignore it because it is too complicated or because they don't want to look like they are "regulating the internet."
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