Japan wants to replace the internet. No, for reals

Forgive us, but we’re not entirely sure that we understand the concept behind this one. It seems that Japan has decided to begin work on a massive internal network, with the goal of replacing the World Wide Web by the year 2020. The Japanese government wants to invest 7.8 billion yen in the development project, slated to begin sometime next year pending budgetary concerns. The investment is spawned by concerns over increasing security vulnerabilities, the need for more bandwidth as usage scales, and the need for increased stability. We’ll see how this one pans out, but until we can see a clear cut proposal, we’ll remain the ever-cautious bloggers.


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