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Distributed Network

The internet was designed as a distributed, decentralized network intended to survive natural disasters and nuclear strikes.

Over time, many applications came to depend on cloud computing—servers running at remote facilities—to deliver their capabilities. Think of cloud computing as “computing on tap,” not unlike a water or electric utility.

Today, the speed of the internet is growing both faster (due to 5G and 6G) as well as more distributed than the current cloud computing infrastructure; edge computing is moving more of the cloud-based infrastructure closer to the end user, to allow for much faster coordination needed by applications such as gaming and artificial intelligence.