seems that there is something else that can outnumber the population other than cockroaches – mainly broadband enabled devices. According to a recent research conducted by tech titan, Cisco, in four years time there will be twice as much internet connected devices as the current number of Earth’s population.

Cisco said that we should expect 15bn smarties, laptops, tablets and PCs among other web-reading devices by 2015.

In addition, the firm’s Visual Networking Index forecast has predicted that by the time this year ends, the number of networked devices will outweigh the number of people on the planet.

Cisco’s Suraj Shetty was reported as saying:

“All this is putting a lot of pressure on the internet and the next generation internet faces issues handling not just the proliferation of these devices but how they are going to grow and be intelligent enough to be connected to you.”

The tech firm also said that while the world is running out of IPV4 addresses, the answer lies within IPV6 – the testing of which is to commence next week and other giants will join in such as Google and Facebook, among others.

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