The Internet is growing in complexity and networking labs are trying to keep up

“Today I have on my desk a smartphone, a tablet, and a Mac computer. To move data between them, today the request goes all the way to the cloud—God knows where that is—so it can come back here to another device that is two feet away,” says Lixia Zhang, a computer scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles. “That is wrong, it is simply wrong.”

via Future Internet Architectures Aim to Better Serve Billions of Tablets and Smartphones | MIT Technology Review.