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Net-centric world: Lifestyle of the 21st century

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1 Author(s)
Kharitonov, D. ; Juniper Networks Inc.., Sunnyvale, CA, USA

In this paper, we research the potential of information communication technologies (ICTs) for changing our society from a commute-centric to a network-centric environment. We propose to formalize the key attributes of ICT-based telecommuting experiences from both economic and human interactivity perspective. We introduce the notion of network-eligible transactions and disclose the link between degree of network centricity and worker settlement radius, postulating that media-rich network services have a strong potential to increase the physical distance between work and home locations. We also highlight notable technology challenges and opportunities of migration from location-based to mobile living, signifying the needs for new services and standards development.

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Kaleidoscope 2011: The Fully Networked Human? - Innovations for Future Networks and Services (K-2011), Proceedings of ITU

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12-14 Dec. 2011