Pravidla pro skrznaskrz zadrátovaný svět

NEW YORK: Už jsme toho o “nové ekonomice”, založené na celosvětovém propojení do všemožných sítí i celkové globalizaci, slyšeli mnoho. Je ale tato “nová ekonomika” skutečně nová, nebo je to stále ta stejná stará záležitost, vylepšená několika novými triky?

Svět se ovšem od základů změnil. A první věc, která se změnila – a stále se mění – je sama rychlost této změny.

Rádiu to trvalo 40 roků, než v Americe získalo svých 50 miliónů posluchačů. Televize pak potřebovala jen 13 let, aby dosáhla stejného počtu. A pouhé 4 roky trvalo, než si internetové www stránky získaly 50 miliónů domácích uživatelů, a jejich využívání roste o 1000% ročně. Pravidlo, že se rychlost i počet tranzistorů zdvojnásobuje každých 18 měsíců, se více než naplňuje, vzhledem k odhadům, že se celková šířka vlnového pásma celosvětových komunikačních systémů každých 12 měsíců ztrojnásobí. A jak šířka vlnového pásma dále roste, tak se náklady na přenos informací stále více blíží nule.

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