•Two new waves
of innovation will eclipse the Web: an executable Net that greatly
improves the online experience, and an extended Net that connects the real world.
Internet: Users will get real-time, interactive experiences over the Net through disposable
code -- programs you use once and throw away -- downloaded to their PCs and handheld devices.
Internet: Devices and applications [will] sense,
analyze, and control the real world. With cheap chips and a
worldwide Internet backbone, nearly every device that runs on electricity will have an Internet
connection, through both wired and wireless networks. Forrester
Research, November 2001