Chapter 1

The Future X Network

Enabling a new digital era

Marcus Weldon

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The essential vision

We are at the dawn of an era in networking that has the potential to define a new phase of human existence. This era will be shaped by the digitization and connection of everything and everyone with the goal of automating much of life, effectively creating time by maximizing the efficiency of everything we do, augmenting our intelligence with knowledge that expedites and optimizes decision-making and everyday routines and processes.

This futuristic vision would, on the surface, seem to be the stuff of science fiction, rather than rational technological ...

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