The fact that 2011 is a prime number didn’t escape the mathematical inclined minds. Moreover, as tweeted @mathematicsprof 2011 can be expressed as the sum of the 11 consecutive primes 157+163+167+173+179+181+191+193+197+199+211.
This already sets the stage for a year that, I will dare to predict, will not be easily forgotten. A confluence of processes already in motion may result in drastic changes for the world and in particular the Internet. To wit:
- Cyber-attacks can get ‘physical’ as the stuxnet virus proved,
- There is a struggle to control the internet at all levels,
- Privacy and mobile computers have compatiblility issues,
- All this against the backdrop of economical and political turmoil.
As the Chinese say “May you live in interesting times” ….