CHAPTER 4Virtualization and Mobility

Those of us who were present in the early days of mobile cell phones remember calling our friends and saying things like, “Hey, I’m calling you from my car!” Our friends and colleagues would be puzzled by that statement today; those born after the mid-1990s would likely think this statement very strange indeed. We have moved well beyond the point where mobility and Internet connectivity are novelties. It’s easy to see that the world ahead will be far more connected in more ways than we can even imagine.

Virtualization has enabled what some are now calling immersive networking. The quality, pervasiveness, and reliability of mobile networking today is so good that we can now immerse ourselves deeply into the ...

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