Today the internet switches to IPv6. We’ve all been using IPv4 without knowing it, understanding it, or fully comprehending it. The Internet has always been endangered of running out of space for everyone since 1973. Now, we have a new system launching that will exhaust at about 340 trillion trillion trillions rather than just 4.3 billion addresses under the IPv4.

Doesn’t mean much for non-technical people, I would suspect, but I think this is interesting. I’ve been in internet development since I was 13-14 years old.  Here’s one of the founding fathers of the internet, who looks a lot like the Architect from the Matrix 2, describing it:


That means more space for websites like, by the way.


The resemblance is uncanny!

Vint Cerf Founding Father of the Internet Compared with 'The Architect' from "The Matrix 2: Reloaded"